Season 8, Episode 2 The Cancer Detectives of Lin Xian

First Aired: October 7, 1980

"The Cancer Detectives of Lin Xian" are a team of Peking scientists seeking to stem the unusually high incidence of esophageal cancer in one Chinese country. About one out of four residents of Lin Xian dies from the disease, and one reason, according to this report, may be the carcinogens found in their diet. Richard Prevost is the narrator.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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