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Cancer Answers: Gamma Knife for Brain Metastases

July 25, 2019
  • 00:00Support for Yale Cancer Center Answers comes from AstraZeneca, providing important treatment options for various types and stages of cancer. More information at 00:13.700 --> 00:39.500 Welcome to Yale Cancer Answers with doctors Anees Chagpar and Steven Gore. 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 brain metastasis and gamma knife with Dr. Veronica Chiang. Dr. Chiang is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Dr. Chagpar is Professor of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. 00:39.500 --> 00:44.800
  • 14:02Medical 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 14:20.900 --> 15:01.900 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 cancer 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.