It is Truly Happening

Dr. José Baselga on the Search for a Cure

“At every time in the history of humankind, and the story of medicine, there’s been a moment where a disease has been solved. This is what’s happening in cancer today.”

As Physician-in-Chief and Chief Medical Officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. José Baselga, MD, PhD, has spent more than 20 years developing groundbreaking therapies against cancers. Thanks in part to his work identifying therapies against the epidermal growth factor receptor and the closely related HER2 receptor, today our collective understanding of the genetic components of cancer is greater than ever before.

In the latest video profile from PBS and Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Dr. Baselga explains just how much progress we’ve made in fighting the disease and in possibilities to come.

Says Dr. Baselga, “I don’t think anybody is grasping how fast all of this is occurring. An acceleration of knowledge, an acceleration of cures. You say to yourself, this is happening. It is truly happening.”

Dr. Baselga’s story is the latest in a series of intimate video profiles from PBS and Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies about the impact of cancer on countless lives.

You can join the conversation and share your story of cancer today by connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter using #CancerFilm. You can watch more profiles like Dr. Baselga’s on The Producers’ Blog.

January 14, 2015

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