Cancer has been such a scourge of humanity for so long that the very word inspires a deep dread in anyone who hears it—it’s a two-syllable gut punch, a hole that suddenly opens up beneath you. Similarly, a “cure for cancer” has been a holy grail of modern medical research the way getting to the moon used to inspire space programs. All told, the world has spent decades and billions of dollars trying to cure cancer, or cure some kinds of it, or simply make some of them less awful and deadly—and VICE is going to give viewers an inside look at the most cutting-edge cancer treatments in the world.
The report aired on HBO last night and the response to the special garnered so much attention that Vice and HBO decided to put the entire episode online. Additionally, Shane Smith, the founder and CEO of Vice has offered to match every donation made to the Mayo Clinic, up to $500,000.
— HBO (@HBO) February 28, 2015
The entire 45-minute episode in its entirety.