Dr. Aaron Schimmer on the Burden of Cancer & Anastasia Lin on “Badass Beauty Queen”, August 4 2019

18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths last year alone. Those are the latest numbers on the burden of cancer around the world. Libby Znaimer talked to Dr. Aaron Schimmer head of research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to learn what it means for us.

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Badass Beauty Queen is a documentary about the saga of Anastasia Lin, 2015’s Miss World Canada. Her family in China was threatened and she was barred from the Miss World pageant in China because she spoke out about human rights abuses there. The story has special resonance now that 2 Canadians are detained in Chinese prisons in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wan jo. Libby reached Anastasia Lin at her home in New York.


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