OPB | 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."
OPB | 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.
OPB | April 01, 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.
OPB | 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?
OPB | Nov. 03, 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.
OPB | 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.
OPB | June 25, 2014
WEDNESDAY: A Gresham man battling cancer is swimming the entire length of the Willamette river.
OPB | 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.
OPB | Dec. 18, 2013
WEDNESDAY: A recent study suggests a brain protein that regulates sleep and wakefulness could help reverse fatigue brought on by chemotherapy.
OPB | 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.
OPB | 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.
OPB | Aug. 07, 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.
OPB | April 29, 2013
OHSU oncologist Brian Druker says cancer drugs are too expensive and are hurting the health care system.
OPB | March 01, 2013
Residents of West Salem are concerned about a rare form of bone cancer that has sickened some children in the area.
OPB | Feb. 04, 2013
Journalist Amanda Bennett explores the costs of the healthcare system by sharing the story of her husband's death from cancer.
OPB | July 30, 2012
Rural Organizing Project founder Marcy Westerling died June 10, 2015 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
OPB | Feb. 02, 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?
OPB | 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.