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Yale Cancer Center is proud to announce a weekly radio show on WNPR - Connecticut Public Radio, Yale Cancer Center Answers. The radio program airs from 6:00 - 6:30 PM every Sunday evening and features the latest information on cancer care. Visit them online at: www.yalecancercenter.org/answers

Cancer Answers is hosted by Dr. Anees Chagpar, Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology and Director of The Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Dr. Francine Foss, Professor of Medical Oncology. The show features a guest cancer specialist who will share the most recent advances in cancer therapy and respond to listeners questions. 

Myths, facts and advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment are discussed, with a different focus eachweek. Nationally acclaimed specialists in various types of cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment discuss common misconceptions about the disease and respond to questions from the community.

Listeners can submit questions to be answered on the program at [email protected] or by leaving a message at 1-888-234-4YCC.  As a resource, archived programs from 2006 through the present are available in both audio and written versions on the Yale Cancer Center website at 
www.yalecancercenter.org/answers/archives.html

Program Schedule through July, 2013:

May 26, 2013 - Dr. Cary Gross, Cary Gross,  Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine), at Yale School of Medicine, discusses Cancer Care in the Older Patient. 

June 2, 2013 - Liz Margolies, Executive Director, National LGBT Cancer Network discusses Issues the LGBT Population Faces when it comes to Cancer. 

June 9, 2013 - Dr. Lovell Jones Director, The Dorothy I. Height Center for Health Equity and Evaluation Research (D-CHEER); Professor of Health Disparities Research, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center discusses Health Equity in Cancer. 

June 16, 2013 - Dr. Elmer Huerta, Director of the Cancer Preventorium at Washington Cancer Institute, MedStar Washington Hospital Center discusses Cancer Care in the Underserved Population. 

June 23, 2013 - Dr. James  Yu, Assistant Professor  in Therapeutic Radiology at Yale School of Medicine discusses Screening Options for Prostate Cancer. 

June 30, 2013 - Dr. Gil Mor, Professor  of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
at Yale School of Medicine discusses The Future of Ovarian Cancer. 

July 7, 2013 - Dr. Victor Chang, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine discusses Hereditary Factors Involved in Cancer. 

July 14, 2013 - Sarah Perrault and Scott Soefie, both Doctors of Pharmacy at Yale School of Medicine discuss Oncology pharmacists in cancer care.

July 21, 2013 - Scott Soefie and Wendelin Nelson both Doctors of Pharmacy at Yale School of Medicine discuss Alternative/Complimentary medicine in cancer care.

 
May 19, 2013 - Cary Gross, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine), at Yale School of Medicine, discusses Cancer Care in the Older Patient
 
May 12, 2012 - Tara Sanft, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology), and Medical Director of Adult Survivorship for the Connecticut Challenge Survivorship Clinic, and Carol Ridolfi, RN, Smilow Cancer Hospital Shoreline Care Centerdiscuss Cancer Survivorship.
 
May 5, 2013 - Elizabeth Claus, PhD, MD, Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics), and Director of Medical Research at Yale School of Public Health, discusses Radiation Associated Brain Tumors.
 
April 21, 2013 - Frank Slack, PhD, Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale School of Medicinediscusses Pinpointing Oncogenes to Destroy Cancer.

April 28, 2013 - Robert Udelsman, MD, MBA, FACS, FACE, William H. Carmalt Professor of Surgery, Chair of the Department of Surgery, and Surgeon-in-Chief at Yale-New Haven Hospitaldiscusses Endocrine Cancers

April 14, 2013 - Wendell Yarbrough, MD, MMHC, FACS, Section Chief of Otolaryngology, and Director of the Head & Neck Cancer Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital, and Joe Mendes, PA-C, RRT, MS, Otolaryngology Surgical Physician Assistant, Yale Department of Surgery, discuss Head and Neck Cancer Screening.

April 7, 2013 - Daniel DiMaio, MD, PhD, Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Genetics;, and Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Therapeutic Radiology, and Linda Niccolai, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Microbial Diseases, and Director of the HPV-IMPACT Project in the Emerging Infections Program at Yale School of Medicine, discussViruses and Cancer.
 
March 31, 2013 - Aileen Gariepy, MD, MPH, FACOG, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at
Yale School of Medicine, Yale School of Nursing, discusses Family Planning after a Diagnosis of Cancer.
 
March 24, 2013 - David Cheng, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Diagnostic Radiology, Chief of Nuclear Medicine, and Co-Medical Director of the Yale PET Center, and Ming-Kai Chen, MD, PhD, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at Yale School of Medicine, discuss Advancements in the Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer.

March 17, 2013 - Kerry Russell, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, Associate Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, and Jessica Coviello, MSN, RN, Associate Professor, Yale School of Nursing in Cardiology at Yale School of Medicine,discuss an Update on Cardiac Side Effects of Chemotherapy.

March 10, 2013 - Howard Hochster, MD, Professor of Medical Oncology, Associate Director for Clinical Sciences at YCC, and Clinical Program Leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital, and Harry Aslanian, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Digestive Diseases, and Associate Director of Endoscopy at Yale School of Medicine discuss Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

 
March 3, 2013 - Dr. Andrew Putnam, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, and a member of the Palliative Care Team at Smilow Center Hospital discusses The Growing Field of Palliative Care.
 
January 20, 2013 - Dr. Frank Detterbeck,Professor of Surgery (Section of Thoracic Surgery), Chief of Thoracic Surgery, and Surgical Director of Thoracic Oncology discusses Treatment for Thoracic Oncology.

January 13, 2013 - Cathy Lyons, Clinical Program Director, and Director of Oncology Nursing at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Havendiscusses Oncology Nursing.

January 6, 2013 - Family Perspective on Lung Cancer diagnosis.

December 30, 2012 - Dr. Peter Schulam, Professor of Urology, Chair of the Department of Urology, and Chief of the Department of Urology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, discusses Minimally Invasive Treatment for Prostate Cancer.
 
December 23, 2012 - Patient Perspective on Lung Cancer
 
December 16, 2012 - Dr. Madhav Dhodapkar, the Arthur H. and Isabel Bunker Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and Professor of Immunobiology, and Chief of the Section of Hematology in the Department of Internal Medicine, discusses Using the Immune System to Fight Multiple Myeloma.
 
December 9, 2012 - Claire Crisculo, owner of Claire’s Corner Copia in New Haven, and Maura Harrigan, RNdiscuss healthy eating for the holidays.
 
December 2, 2012 - Dr. David Stern, Professor of Pathology, and Associate Director of Shared Resources at Yale Cancer Center discusses oncogenes and cancer.
 
November 25, 2012 - Dr. Roy S. Herbst, Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and of Pharmacology; Chief of Medical Oncology at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven discusses lung cancer in honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

October 14, 2012 - Dr. David Stern,Professor of Pathology, Associate Director of Shared Resources at Yale Cancer Center, and Leader of the Signal Transduction Research Program, discusses Oncogenes.

October 7, 2012 - Dr. Shrikant Mane, Senior Research Scientist in Genetics, Senior Deputy Director of MBB Keck Biotech Services, and Director of Microarray Resource, discusses Genome Analysis. 

September 30, 2012 - Dr. Lajos Pusztai,Director of the Breast Cancer Research Group and co-Director of the Cancer Genetics Research Program discusses Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
 
September 23, 2012 - Dr. Peter Schwartz, John Slade Ely Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Vice Chair of Gynecology, discusses Ovarian Cancer.
 
September 16, 2012 - Dr. Ted Tsangaris, Associate Professor of Surgery in Surgical Oncology and Director of Outpatient Breast Services for the Smilow Cancer Hospital Networkdiscusses Breast Cancer Screening and Community Outreach.

September 9, 2012 - Dr. John Roberts, Director of the Sickle Cell Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital discusses Sickle Cell Disease.
 

September 2, 2012 - Dr. Anees Chagpar, Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology, and Director of The Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven discusses her new role as co-host and her involvement in The Breast Center at Yale-New Haven. 

June 17, 2012 - Dr. Howard Hochster, Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Associate Cancer Center Director for Clinical Research; Director GI Oncology Program discusses Pancreatic Cancer.

June 10, 2012 - Dr. Paul Jubinsky, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Hematology / Oncology discusses Pediatric Oncology.

June 3, 2012 - Dr. Liane Philpotts, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology; Chief, Breast Imaging and Dr. Regina Hooley, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology discuss Imaging for Breast Cancer

May 27, 2012 - Dr. Alexander Au, Director of the Breast Reconstruction Program at the Yale School of Medicine, discusses Breast Reconstruction Surgery.

May 20, 2012 - Dr. Lieping Chen, Professor of Immunobiology and Director of the Cancer Immunology Program at Yale Cancer Center, discusses Discovering New Treatments for Cancer.

May 13, 2012 - Dr. Tobias Carling, Assistant Professor of Endocrine Surgery and Director of the Yale Endocrine Neoplasia Laboratory, discusses Surgery for Endocrine Cancers.

May 6, 2012 - Dr. Harriet Kluger, Associate Professor of Medical Oncology and a member of the Yale Cancer Center Melanoma Program, discusses Melanoma and Metastases.

April 29, 2012 - Dr. Michael Kinch, Managing Director for the Yale Center for Molecular Discovery discusses the Yale Small Molecule Discovery Center.

April 22, 2012 - Dr. Cliona Rooney, Professor of Pediatrics (Medical Oncology and Hematology), Pathology, and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicinediscusses Immunotherapies for Cancer.

April 8, 2012 - Dr. Anne Chiang, Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology and Chief Medical Officer for the Smilow Cancer Hospital Network, discuss the Smilow Cancer Hospital Cancer Network.

April 1, 2012 - Lucinda Hogarty,Director of the Connecticut Cancer Partnership and Linda Mowad, Board Chair of the CT Cancer Partnership discuss the CT Cancer Partnership.

Additional archived programs (listen at www.yalecancercenter.org/answers/archives.html):