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PBS series to include Charleston cancer center

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Area Medical Center Cancer Center will be among facilities featured in a three-part, six-hour PBS documentary, said Elizabeth Pellegrin, CAMC chief marketing officer.

The announcement was made during the regular meeting of the CAMC Board of Trustees on Wednesday morning.

The series is inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” (Simon & Schuster 2010) by Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D. The PBS series is executive produced by Ken Burns and directed by Barak Goodman.

It is to air 9 p.m. March 30, March 31 and April 1. The CAMC Cancer Center will be featured most heavily on the third night, Pellegrin said.

David Ramsey, CAMC president and chief executive officer, said the CAMC Cancer Center is one of 75 in the nation and the only one in West Virginia to be recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons…

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