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Brain Tumor Treatment and Care

July 25, 2019
  • 00:00Support for Yale Cancer Center Answers comes from AstraZeneca, working to eliminate cancer as a cause of death. Learn more at 00:09.300 --> 00:43.900 Welcome to Yale Cancer Answers with doctors Anees Chagpar and Steven Gore. I am Bruce Barber. Yale Cancer Answers features the latest information on cancer care by welcoming oncologists and specialists who are on the forefront of the battle to fight cancer. This week, it is a conversation about neuro-oncology with Dr. Antonio Omuro. Dr. Omuro is Chief of Neuro-Oncology at the Yale School of Medicine, where he is also the Clinical Program Leader of the Brain Tumor Program, and Dr. Chagpar is a Professor of Surgery at Yale. 00:43.900 --> 00:53.700
  • 14:48Medical Minute Support for Yale Cancer Answers comes from AstraZeneca, a global science-led biopharmaceutical business committed to bringing to market innovative oncology medicines that address unmet needs for people living with cancer. More at 15:04.800 --> 15:48.500 This is a medical minute about head and neck cancer. Although the percentage of oral and head and neck cancer patients in the United States is only about 5% of all diagnosed cancers, there are challenging side effects associated with these types of cancers and their treatment. Clinical trials are currently underway to test innovative new treatments for head and neck cancers, and in many cases, less radical surgeries are able to preserve nerves, arteries and muscles in the neck, enabling patients to move, speak, breathe and eat normally after surgery. More information is available at You are listening to Connecticut Public Radio. 15:48.500 --> 17:20.200