Cancer and the Business of Medicine

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The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology brings together the latest on cancer research and treatment.  Patients and their families pray for news of a breakthrough.  Businesses look for investments; entrepreneurs look for opportunities.  Last week in Chicago, some 4000 studies were presented to 30,000 top experts — but one warned there's "a growing sense that our optimism needs to be tempered a bit." We hear from him and others about how financial conflicts, personal habits and occupational hazards impact inroads against the disease.

Credits

Guests:
Sharon Begley - Reuters - @sxbegle, Leonard Lichtenfeld - Deputy Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society, Samuel Epstein - Chairman, Cancer Prevention Coalition, Josh Sommer - Co-founder and Executive Director, Chordoma Foundation

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Darrell Satzman