October 29, 2013 – Cancer News Review


Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Director William Nelson discusses top cancer news during October, 2013. Topics in this podcast include, sentinel node biopsy in women with breast cancer, surgery for pancreas cancer,  and  utility of gene therapy for cancer.

Program notes:

0:12 Sentinel node biopsy in women with breast cancer
1:10 Can you use this for treatment assessment?
2:10 Use two tracer methods?
3:00 Surgery for pancreas cancer
4:03 Mortality much reduced
5:01 Primary care docs don’t refer
5:45 Utility of gene therapy for cancer
6:45 CARS look promising
7:10 Telomere length and aggressive prostate ca
8:10 Surrounding cells more predictive
9:49 End