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Technology and cancer research, treatment and early detection

Technology and cancer research, treatment and early detection

Written by  Facing Cancer Together
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One of the lessons learned from witf's Facing Cancer Together series over the last few months is that medical science has come a long way in how cancers are diagnosed and treated.  A cancer diagnosis used to be about the same as a death sentence to many.

cancer-researcher-test-tubesResearch and technology has helped to change that.  More people who were and are diagnosed with cancer are living and being treated successfully.

Meanwhile there are new treatments all the time.

For example, personalized healthcare or personalized medicine relating to cancer utilize technology.  Oncologists use genetic, chemical and molecular information specific to the person being treated to target therapies that will be most effective.

The guests for this Radio Smart Talk episode are Dr. Brian Pettiford, a thoracic surgical oncologist at WellSpan Health, and Dr. Randall Oyer, Medical Director of Oncology at Lancaster General Health.

This episode of Radio Smart Talk examines high tech breakthroughs in cancer research, treatment and early detection.  It truly is a whole new world.


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Don't miss this special coommunity forum:

WITF-TV's SmartTalk, along with Facing Cancer Together, takes a look at the hi-tech breakthroughs in cancer research, and how these advances have made treating cancer more personalized and individual. Don't miss “Making It Personal”--a special LIVE Community Forum this Thursday night at 8 on WITF-TV.  witf's Facing Cancer Together is supported by Lancaster General Health, PinnacleHealth and WellSpan Health.  

Guests include:  Dr. Brij M. Sood, Fox Chase Cancer Center, director of Radiation Oncology at PinnacleHealth,  Dr. Shanthi Sivendran, Lancaster General Health Hematology/Oncology Specialists, Dr. Percival Buenaventura, Thoracic Surgical Oncologists, WellSpan Health, and Dr. Anthony J. Olszanski, director, Phase 1 Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia.

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