OPB | 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.
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 | Nov. 04, 2015
Death With Dignity proponent Dr. Peter Rassmussen died at home yesterday after taking a fatal dose of drugs to end his life.
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.