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Finding Meaning In Retirement: A Softball Story

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 10, 2017

Leon Speroff's softball career began more than a decade ago when he was 71. Now he and his team are headed to Utah to compete for a gold medal. 

News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: Living With Cancer

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 22, 2017

We listen back to a conversation with Teva Harrison about her graphic memoir "In-Between Days" and her experience living with breast cancer. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines. 

Portland Tattoo Artist Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Find 'New Normal'

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017

Portland tattooer Mary Jane Haake specializes in tattooing nipples and areolas onto breast cancer patients who've had mastectomies.

Small Earthquakes | Portland's Resistance On Police Chief Search | Living With Cancer

OPB | Broadcast: May 24, 2017

Oregon and Washington is at risk for earthquakes smaller than "the Big One." Also, we continue our series on what Portland should look for in a new police chief. And author Teva Harrison tells us what it's like to live with cancer.

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.

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.