Cancer Series: Innovations In Treatments
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Aired 11/30/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Dr. William Stanton medical director of Scripps Cancer Center at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego.
Peggy Pico, KPBS Science and Technology reporter
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KPBS Cancer Series
Part 1: A personal story and San Diego research making a difference
Part 2: Innovations in treatments
Part 3: Emotional Help and a new "normal"
Part 4: Screening
How much or little has really change in cancer treatments and survival rates over the last few decades? We hear from an oncologist about the range of treatments from robotic surgery to experimental therapies and chemotherapy. KPBS Science and Technology reporter will join us to talk about the hard choices patients need to make in choosing their treatment.
Several months ago Pico was diagnosed and has been undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Pico will not only share her professional expertise but allow us to experience her personal cancer journey.
Check back for dates and times for KPBS ongoing series on Cancer.