Developments In The Fight Against Lung Cancer

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Heard On The Morning Show
Chinese doctor Peng Limei looks at a CT scan of a lung cancer patient at the Jingdong Zhongmei private hospital in Yanjiao, China’s Hebei Province. Andy Wong/AP Photo

New strategies are changing the way doctors screen and treat for lung cancer. It kills more people than any other cancer, but lung cancer research gets less funding. Our guest is a radiation oncologist who breaks down risk factors, explains current standards of care, and details developments that hold promise in the fight against lung cancer.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • Elizabeth Gore Guest