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This week’s topics include salt and hypertension, Chikungunya in the US, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colorectal cancer, and BMI and cancer.

Program notes:

0:35 Exhaustive studies on salt and high blood pressure
1:35 Salt intake, cardiovascular disease and mortality
2:35 Natural history of blood pressure?
3:31 Appropriate intervention?
4:34 Chikagunya virus in the US
5:35 Control standing water
6:27 Insect repellant throughout the day needed
7:05 Benefit of colon examination
8:08 Groups recommending different things
8:30 BMI and cancer mortality
9:30 Another reason to control weight
10:26 End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2014/08/15/chikungunya-virus-and-you/

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Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Director William Nelson discusses top cancer news during  July.

Program notes:

0:15 Head and neck cancer and smokeless tobacco
1:15 Fulminant cancer?
2:16 People who disclose impact everyone
2:38 National experiment in lung cancer
3:40 Five pharmaceutical companies
4:35 Based on genetic testing of subjects
5:39 Over time will be modified to include new data
6:03 ASCO meeting and prostate cancer trial
7:04 Overall survival dramatically better
8:01 Exemestane and suppressed ovarian function
9:01 End

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Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Director William Nelson discusses top cancer news during August, 2014.

Program notes:

0:14 Annual pelvic exams not needed
1:15 Ovarian cancer detection
2:00 Tomosynthesis and digital mammography
3:05 450,000 study subjects
4:03 More invasive cancers detected
5:07 Best use of healthcare dollars
6:19 Venous thromboembolism or blood clots and cancer
7:18 Two clinical trials with anticlotting medicines
8:44 End

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Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Director William Nelson discusses top cancer news during June 2014.

Program notes:

0:19 New bladder cancer center at Johns Hopkins
1:20 Cancer data worldwide
2:20 Liver cancer on the rise
3:20 Fatty liver
4:10 Modified measles vaccine to treat cancer
5:11 Can also change cell processes
6:09 Harvesting T cells
7:10 Cells in tumor
8:10 Disease stabilization
9:10 Scale up techniques
10:15 End

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Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Director William Nelson discusses top cancer news during February 2014.

Program notes:

0:29 23 and Me
1:32 Do use these tests clinically
2:31 May be misinterpreted or misused
3:31 Companion diagnostic to drugs
4:31 Worried well and genome assessment
5:25 HPV vaccine uptake
6:25 Concern over carte blanche for sexual activity
7:00 Morcellation of uterine fibroids
8:00 Dissemination of cancerous cells
9:00 Concern over any surgery of cancer
10:09 End

 

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Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Director William Nelson discusses top cancer news during January 2014.

Program notes:

0:14 Spiral CT and overdiagnosis of lung cancer
1:10 Survival advantage seen
2:15 Gene therapy and one form of leukemia
3:15 Complete remission seen
4:01 Development of national tumor registry by spouse
5:02 Some of the programs to use health information
5:50 Stand Up to Cancer
6:50 Major league baseball joined forces
7:45 Lots of awareness and you’re not alone
9:04 End

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Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Director William Nelson discusses top cancer news during December 2013.

Program notes:

0:20 Intensity modulated radiation therapy for prostate ca
1:15 Self-serving because of vested financial interest
2:01 Cardiovascular disease after treatment for leukemia
3:01 Arterial blood clots following use of a specific agent
4:08 Cancer care in an aging population
5:08 Other medical problems too
6:05 Many older folks would likely benefit from treatment
7:05 Frailty needs treatment
7:34 Brain tumor review
8:35 Incidental findings may impact rate
9:41 End

 

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