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HealthLink on Air radio show: January 17, 2016

Friday, January 15th, 2016

January 17, 2016

Stephen Graziano, MD, Upstate’s division chief of hematology and oncology, shares what’s new in precision medicine. Upstate’s transplant division chief, Rainer Gruessner, MD, explains how pancreas transplants may help some diabetics. And Upstate’s chief nursing officer, Nancy Page, and nurse practitioner Archie McEvers talk about the pursuit of higher levels of training.

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Cancer Center medical director reflects on decades of advances in cancer prevention, treatments

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Leslie J Kohman, MD, FACSLeslie Kohman, MD, explains advances in cancer prevention that have taken place over the years, plus how surgery, radiation and chemotherapy treatments have changed and improved. Kohman is medical director of the Upstate Cancer Center, which teams with WCNY on March 25 to offer previews of the upcoming cancer documentary that is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Emperor of All Maladies.”

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Dental healthcare for cancer patients

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Patrick Smith, DDSPatrick Smith, DDS, residency program director of the dental service and clinic at Upstate, describes the special dental concerns for patients with cancer  – due to the disease itself, and during treatments.  

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12/18/11 Treatments and outlook for cancer of the liver and bile ducts

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Dilip S Kittur, MDDr. Dilip Kittur talks about how liver cancer usually is a secondary cancer, and how it is usually treated…..with surgery and/or a method that blocks the tumor’s blood supply with spheres containing chemotherapy. There is also a radiofrequency ablation treatment that is available, and within the next couple years he hopes to offer a treatment that makes use of radioactive isotopes.

 

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