This video shares the journey of how the pap smear, a crucial test for cervical cancer, became a routine part of healthcare for women. It highlights the diverse group who made it possible: Dr. George Papanicolaou, a Greek immigrant, his wife Mary, artist Hashime Murayama, Dr. Helen Dickens, an African American OBGYN, and the pioneering female scientists known as cyto-screeners. Beyond the test’s creation, making it widely available required a huge effort across the nation. “THE CANCER DETECTIVES” uncovers the story of the first major battle against cancer and the dedicated people who aimed to protect women from their deadliest cancer threat.