Cancer documentary gets Emmy nomination

Pulitzer winning Indian-born American doctor Siddhartha Mukherjee has been nominated for an Emmy Award for his documentary series on cancer.

The six-hour programme based and titled after Mukherjee's Pulitzer Prize-winning 2010 book Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is among five nominees for the award for documentary or nonfiction series, his publishers Penguin Random House said.

The series on cancer on American TV channel PBS has been directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and writer Barak Goodman and executive produced by Ken Burns, who has won multiple Emmys.

Mukherjee, who has previously authored The Laws of Medicine, is currently an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Center in the US. 
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