March 21, 2008

TV show to focus on cancer care advances

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Cancer survivor and Vanderbilt student Charles Amos Clark, left, talks with his doctor Madan Jagasia, M.D., about Marrowthon. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will sponsor an hourlong television program highlighting the newest cancer treatments — and others just on the horizon — as part of the ongoing Medical Advances series on WKRN-Channel 2.

The special, “Medical Advances: Cancer Innovations and Hope for the Future,” will air on the local ABC affiliate on Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, March 29, at 12:30 p.m.

“With this program, we want not only to show that there is progress being made against this disease, but also to offer guidance for folks looking for their best options when they do face that diagnosis,” said Cynthia Manley, Vanderbilt-Ingram's associate director for communications.”

The program was produced by Silvia Casteneda and features interviews with cancer survivors, clinicians and researchers. It is part of a Vanderbilt Medical Center-sponsored information series that has also highlighted asthma and allergies, diabetes and deep-brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia.