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Rewiring Metabolism Slows Cancer Growth
A study led by Jared Rutter, PhD, reports that cancers select against a protein complex called the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier (MPC), and re-introduction of MPC in colon cancer cells impairs several properties of cancer, including growth.

Running Time: 5 mins. Published on 10/30/2014

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Should Every Woman Undergo Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer?
Women who inherit certain mutations in the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are at high risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer at a young age. So why don’t all women undergo genetic testing to see if they are carriers? Wendy Kolhman, from genetic counseling, explains the question.

Running Time: 9 mins. Published on 9/28/2014

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Mapping Moles Is an Effective Way to Fight Skin Cancer
Dr. Doug Grossman explains what mole mapping is and how it helps in fighting skin cancer.

Running Time: 4 mins. Published on 9/9/2014

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Knowing the Difference Between Inherited and Acquired Cancers Can Save Lives
Dr. Joshua Schiffman discusses how that in the case of childhood cancers there is a good chance that some are inherited.

Running Time: 7 mins. Published on 9/7/2014

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Does "UV Protection" Clothing Really Work?
Doug Grossman, MD, talks about uv protective swimwear and if they provide the necessary protection from the sun.

Running Time: 5 mins. Published on 9/3/2014

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What do Those SPF Numbers mean?
Dr. Doug Grossman explains what SPF means with sunscreen labels.

Running Time: 2 mins. Published on 8/19/2014

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Does a Suntan Protect Against UV Rays?
There is the impression if the skin starts tanning it's the natural response to the sunlight to let less sun in so that actually is giving you more protection. Is that accurate or not? Dr. Grossman talsk about the answer.

Running Time: 6 mins. Published on 7/29/2014

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An Ingenious Approach to Combatting Drug Resistance in Cancer
Dr. Trudy Oliver, a professor of oncological sciences at the University of Utah and a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator, has come up with an approach to understanding and combating drug resistance.

Running Time: 10 mins. Published on 7/18/2014

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A New Tool to Confront Lung Cancer
Trudy Oliver, PhD, talks about new research from her lab about lung squamous cell carcinoma.

Running Time: 7 mins. Published on 6/19/2014

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New Treatment For Lung Cancer
Dr. Sunil Sharma discusses the medication and its uses for treating this cancer.

Running Time: 4 mins. Published on 5/9/2014

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Prevention Option for Colorectal Cancer
Dr. N. Jewel Samadder talks about the different options for colorectal cancer prevention, including lifestyle changes.

Running Time: 7 mins. Published on 4/25/2014

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New Treatments for Breast Cancer
Dr. Vivian Lee and Dr. Alana Welm discuss some of the misunderstandings about breast cancer, and Dr. Welm’s research on new breast cancer treatments.

Running Time: 7 mins. Published on 3/12/2014

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How Dangerous is Skin Cancer, Really?
Dr. Glen Bowen from Huntsman Cancer Institutes talks about why he believes skin cancer is an epidemic problem.

Running Time: 9 mins. Published on 3/11/2014

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Using Family History to Estimate Health Risks
Lisa Cannon-Albright explains how knowing your genealogy can give you a head start in understanding your risk for developing disease.

Running Time: 10 mins. Published on 2/21/2014

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Genetic Testing For Cancer: Your Questions Answered
Saundra Buys answers many questions you might have about genetic testing for cancer.

Running Time: 12 mins. Published on 2/5/2014

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Rethinking Breast Cancer Metastasis
Researcher Alana Welm has discovered a new way by which breast cancer metastasis works, and how to stop it.

Running Time: 9 mins. Published on 1/31/2014

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The Battle Against Cancer: the Story Behind the Statistics
The latest numbers were released from The American Cancer Society on the battle against cancer, Dr. John Sweetenham tells us what the numbers mean.

Running Time: 8 mins. Published 1/22/2014

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Utah Geneologies May Reveal Genetic Causes of Cancer
Nicki Camp uses one of the world’s most extensive resources of it’s kind, the Utah Population Database, to hunt down the tiny changes that trigger inherited cancers.

Running Time: 10 mins. Published on 1/15/2014

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Silent Killer: Radon Is the 2nd Leading Cause of Lung Cancer
Dr. Wallace Akerley talks about why Utah residents have a higher chance at getting lung cancer from radon and tells you about the only first step in knowing you might have high levels of radon.

Running Time: 4 mins. Published on 1/2/2014

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Genetic Underpinnings of Ewing Sarcoma
Dr. Stephen L. Lessnick on This Week In Pediatric Oncology

Running Time: 38 mins.  Publshed on 10/7/2011

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Your Mammogram Came Back Abnormal. Now What?
Dr. Nicole Winkler on the Scope Health Radio when you get the call to come back for more tests.

Running Time: 4 mins. Published on 4/8/2014

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Are Mammograms as Effective as We Thought?
Dr. Tom Miller and Dr. Nicole Winkler discusses the controversial questions surrounding mammogram screening.

Running Time: 7 mins. Published on 4/2/2014

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Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines
Jewel Samadder, MD, spoke with The Scope Health Radio about how current colon cancer screening guidelines could be missing a cancer diagnosis.

Running Time: 9 mins. Published on 3/31/2014

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The Facts About eCigarettes
Shamus Carr, MD, FACS, talks about the conflicting information on eCigarettes with The Scope Health Radio.

Running Time: 7 mins. Published on 9/25/13

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Dr. Randy Burt on Feedback - KNRS
Huntsman Cancer Institute gastroenterologist Dr. Randy Burt and colon cancer survivor Nedra Hunsaker talk about the importance of colonoscopies.

Running Time: 30 mins. Published on 3/18/2012

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Helping a Loved One After a Cancer Diagnosis
Dr. John Sweetenham talsk about what to do or not to do when talking to a family member or friend who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.

Running Time: 6 mins. Published on 10/2/2014

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You’ve Been Diagnosed with Cancer, Now What?
The initial diagnosis brings with it a flurry of emotions: shock, fear, anger and helplessness. Dr. John Sweetenham provides some answers for the questions whirling through your mind.

Running Time: 7 mins. Published on 9/24/2014

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Clinical Trials Another Option for Cancer Patients
Dr. Sunil Sharma talks about what you need to know about clinical trial options.

Running Time: 6 mins. Published on 6/18/2014

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Advanced Directives: The Most Important Thing to Do
Dr. Anna Beck tells you what an advanced directive actually is, and the most important thing to consider when making one.

Running Time: 7 mins. Published on 4/11/2014

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Cancer Pain Treatment
Dr. Jill Sindt discusses the types of pain treatments for patients during the different stages of cancer.

Running Time: 4 mins. Published on 1/24/2014

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Sound Meditation
Paul Thielking takes you through a sound meditation session with the use of a sound bowl.

Running Time: 29 mins. Published on 5/22/2012

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Breathing Meditation
Paul Thielking uses a guided meditation where the patient focuses on their breathing.

Running Time: 18 mins. Published on 5/22/2012

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Smoking Cessation - part 1
Need help with smoking cessation? Listen to our two-part podcast for help.

Running Time: 21 mins. Published on 12/19/2012

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Smoking Cessation - part 2
Need help with smoking cessation? Listen to our two-part podcast for help.

Running Time: 22 mins. Published on 12/19/2012

Science Lite Series
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Cancertainment
Cancer patients Jay Williams and Dov Siporin share their experiences with cancer and being treated at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Running Time: 31 mins. Published on 6/29/2012

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Linda Brewer - The Healing Power of Spiritual Care
Huntsman Cancer Institute presents Linda Brewer, HCI's Multi-Faith Chaplain. In her presentation it explores the spiritual care in a hospital setting.

Running Time: 43 mins. Published on 11/8/2012

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Annie Budhathoki - Acupuncture: An Integrative Approach to Optimum Health Promotion
Annie Budhathoki, L.Ac., licensed acupuncturist for the Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness-Survivorship Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute, spoke about how acupuncture to help benefit health.

Running Time: 57 mins. Published on 5/9/2013

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January 23, 2014 - Wallace Akerley, MD - Radon: A Stealthy Assassin
Dr. Akerley, from HCI's Lung Cancer Program, talked about the dangers of radon and how to get your home tested.

Running Time: 50 mins. Published 1/23/2014

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Amanda Gammon and Marjan Champine - Destination: Genetic Counseling Who Captains the Boat?
Amanda Gammon, MS, CGC and Marjan Champine, MS, CGC talked about the role of genetic counseling.

Running Time: 37 mins. Published on 3/27/2014

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Donna Branson, Garrett Harding, Liliana Mulato, Guadalupe Tovar, and Jeff Yancey - Peanut Jelly and Butter: Reframing Mixed Messages
The staff of the Cancer Learning Center talked about the services of the CLC and the key to getting the right information.

Running Time: 55 mins. Published on 4/24/2014

2013 Cancer Awareness Expo
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An Update on Prostate Cancer Screening and Surgery
Will Lowrance, MD, MPH, Urology Cancer Surgery

Running Time : 45 mins. Published 09/25/2013

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New Advances in Cancer Research and Care
Mary Beckerle, PhD, CEO and Director, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Running Time: 46 mins. Published on 9/25/2013

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Recovering from Cancer Therapy: Finding Your New Normal
Anna Beck, MD, Director, Survivor Oncology  and Survivorship

Running Time: 47 mins. Published on 9/25/2013

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Team IronDean: Anything is Possible
Cancer Survivor Dean Bullock and Family

Running Time: 50 mins. Published on 9/25/2013

2012 Cancer Awareness Expo
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Address Your Distress: Tips for Coping
Nichole Robinson, MSW, LCSW, Patient and Family Support

Running Time: 21 mins. Published on 10/2/2012

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Colon Cancer Screening and Family History
Randall Burt, MD, Senior Director, Prevention and Outreach, Gastroenterologist

Running Time: 27 mins. Published on 10/2/2012

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Inherited Cancers - What Do I Need to Know?
Deepika Nathan, MS, Gentic Counselor, High Risk Cancer Clinics

Running Time: 21 mins. Published on 10/2/2012

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Skin Cancer Prevention and Sun-Safe Fashion Show
Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD, Director, Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Program

Running Time: 42 mins. Published on 10/2/2012

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What Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer
Adam Cohen, MS, MD, Breast Oncologist

Running Time: 37 mins. Published on 10/2/2012

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Making Smart Decisions Regarding Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Anna Beck, MD, Breast and Supportive Oncologist

Running Time: 51 mins. Published on 10/2/2012

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Radon: Are You Inhaling Radiation?
Wallace Akerley, MD, Senior Director, Community Oncology Research and Medical Oncologist

Running Time: 25 mins. Published on 10/2/2012

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