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How latest techniques help surgeons fight cancer, other diseases of liver, pancreas, gallbladder

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Ajay Jain, MDObesity and drug abuse can lead to fatty liver and hepatitis C, which are major factors for developing liver cancer, according to Ajay Jain, MD, associate chief of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery at Upstate. Jain, who specializes in cancer surgery, describes the latest procedures – often minimally invasive and robotically assisted — to treat cancers and other diseases of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts. He also reviews promising new research on early detection of pancreatic cancer.


HealthLink On Air radio show – Sept. 29, 2013

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

HealthLink on Air radio showNurse Lauri Rupracht invites medical volunteers on her upcoming mission to Ghana. Learn why Baby Boomers need hepatitis C testing. And find out how weight loss coaching can help prevent diabetes. Also, psychologist Rich O’Neill provides a “Check Up From The Neck Up,” and Deirdre Neilen reads from “The Healing Muse.”


7/29/12 Hepatitis C testing for all baby-boomers

Friday, July 27th, 2012

David P Paar, MD Kelly Flood Dr. David Paar, medical director of Upstate’s Designated AIDS Center, and Kelley Flood, assistant program director and social worker, talk about Hepatitis C, and the recommendation that all baby-boomers get tested for the virus.

Grant Funded Services at the Designated AIDS Center.


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.