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News Roundtable | Women In Prison | Lung Cancer And Depression

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 14, 2016

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we hear about overcrowding at Oregon's only women's prison, and we hear about how depression affects the mortality rate of lung cancer patients.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Author Shawn Vestal

OPB | Broadcast: April 20, 2016

We talk to Bud Pierce, a Salem oncologist who was the first to jump into the GOP primary race for Oregon governor. And we talk to Shawn Vestal about his debut novel, "Daredevils."

REBROADCAST: Peter Rassmussen

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 4, 2015

Death With Dignity proponent Dr. Peter Rassmussen died at home yesterday after taking a fatal dose of drugs to end his life.

New Research On Carcinogenic Chemicals Combinations

OPB | Broadcast: June 23, 2015

A new study out today suggests that some commonly found chemicals could become carcinogenic in the human body even in low doses if combined.

PBS Cancer Documentary Highlights Oregon Medical Breakthrough

OPB | Broadcast: April 1, 2015

The three-part PBS film "The Emperor of All Maladies" includes discussion of the cancer breakthrough drug Gleevec, developed by OHSU's Brian Druker.

Genomics: The Slow Revolution

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 12, 2015

MONDAY: Many of the predictions of personalized medicine have fallen flat since the human genome was sequenced in 2003. Are we really on the dawn of a new era in health care?

Young Woman's Choice Prompts Coversations About Death With Dignity Law

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 3, 2014

MONDAY: Twenty-nine-year-old Brittany Maynard ended her life Saturday. She was terminally ill and moved to Oregon to use the state's Death with Dignity Law.

Listening Back To Ariel Gore On The End Of Eve

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 25, 2014

THURSDAY: In her memoir, "The End of Eve," Ariel Gore chronicles the experience of caring for her dying mother with honesty and humor.

Dean Hall Swims The Willamette

OPB | Broadcast: June 25, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A Gresham man battling cancer is swimming the entire length of the Willamette river.

Ariel Gore's Memoir Explores The Complex Role Of Caregiver

OPB | Broadcast: March 24, 2014

MONDAY: In her new memoir, The End of Eve, Ariel Gore chronicles the experience of caring for her dying mother with both honesty and humor.

OHSU Discovers Possible Treatment For Chemo-Induced Fatigue

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 18, 2013

WEDNESDAY: A recent study suggests a brain protein that regulates sleep and wakefulness could help reverse fatigue brought on by chemotherapy.

Brian Druker Talks About A Billion Research Dollars

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 25, 2013

We'll talk with cancer researcher Brian Druker about the surprise half billion dollar challenge from philanthropists Phil Knight and his wife Penny.

New Guidelines for Treating Oregon Health Plan Cancer Patients

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 14, 2013

We'll discuss the new guidelines adopted by the Health Evidence Review Commission that affect cancer patients on the Oregon Health Plan.

Taking Cancer Out Of The Conversation

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 7, 2013

In an effort to fight off overdiagnosis and overtreatment, a group of cancer researches suggests removing the word cancer from the names of some tumors.

OHSU Researcher Criticizes Drug Prices

OPB | Broadcast: April 29, 2013

OHSU oncologist Brian Druker says cancer drugs are too expensive and are hurting the health care system.

Environmental Update

OPB | Broadcast: March 1, 2013

Residents of West Salem are concerned about a rare form of bone cancer that has sickened some children in the area.

What Is The Cost of Hope?

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 4, 2013

Journalist Amanda Bennett explores the costs of the healthcare system by sharing the story of her husband's death from cancer.

Marcy Westerling

OPB | Broadcast: July 30, 2012

Rural Organizing Project founder Marcy Westerling died June 10, 2015 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.


OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 2, 2012

Radon is the number two cause of lung cancer in the United States. You can't see it, smell it, or taste it. But is it in your home?

Non-Communicable Diseases in Developing Countries

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 20, 2011

The rise of non-communicable diseases such as cancer and heart disease in developing countries has prompted a meeting of United Nations leaders to discuss what should be done to curb the growth.