Kate Ward
March 22, 2010 AT 07:12 PM EDT

Actress Sissy Spacek has signed on to star in a medical drama pilot for CBS. The pilot, produced by John Wells, is written by Hannah Shakespeare, and follows a team of volunteer doctors who travel the U.S. to help the needy. Spacek will play the “driven visionary” who leads the team and copes with her own cancer diagnosis, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Rachelle Lefevre will play her daughter.

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