UC Cancer Institute

Approximately 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year in America, and about 4,000 more will die from cervical cancer. Early detection is critical in treating both diseases and reducing mortality rates, but there is a continuing debate over when and how often women should get screened, and which tests should be used, for both forms of cancer.

  On March 30, CET, KET and other PBS stations will begin airing a new 6-hour Ken Burns production, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. The documentary, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee, takes a detailed look at one of our most dreaded diseases. Joining us for a preview of the film and to discuss what we know, and don'’t know, about cancer, are physicians with the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute, Dr. Rebecca Cornelius, Dr. John Morris, and Dr. Thomas Herzog.

  There are approximately 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States. Once their treatment for cancer ends, many of these individuals find it difficult to make the transition to what becomes their new normal, where they must adjust to new feelings, new problems, and different ways of looking at the world. To help these survivors,  a new field of cancer care called cancer survivorship has evolved.

  

  

  Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, with about one man in seven being diagnosed with the disease during his lifetime. Yet most men with prostate cancer don'’t die from it. Here to discuss the causes and treatments for prostate cancer, and the latest in available research, are, with the University of Cincinnati  Cancer Institute, Dr. Sadhna Verma, a UC Health radiologist, and Dr.

  Skin cancer accounts for half of all cancers in the United States. Melanoma, the most serious type, will account for more than 76,000 cases of skin cancer this year. Joining us to look at skin cancer causes, treatments and research are dermatologist and assistant professor Dr. Adam Ingraffea, and professor and researcher Dr.

The Breast Cancer Registry of Greater Cincinnati

October is the month where everything turns pink to support breast cancer awareness.

A breast cancer registry started in 2006 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center is producing results for researchers. The registry connects researchers with people who have had  breast cancer or have a family history of it. Cancer Institutes track their patients but Dr. Susan Pinney with the UC and Cincinnati Cancer institutes says similar registries are rare.