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Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society

From: CHC Radio
Series: Conversations on Health Care
Length: 24:49

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Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society speaks about disparities in health care and the future of cancer research and treatment in his new book: "How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks and Talks About Being Sick in America.

Logo_small This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Otis Brawley, Cheif Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society. Dr. Brawley outlines health disparities, the overuse of cancer screenings that aren't proven to improve health and the future of cancer treatment. He also discusses his new book:  "How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks and Talks About Being Sick In America.  FactCheck.org's Lori Robertson looks at a rumor circulating in certain political circles that the health care reform law "taxes sick puppies". and Marianne O'Hare has this week's health care headline news.

Piece Description

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Otis Brawley, Cheif Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society. Dr. Brawley outlines health disparities, the overuse of cancer screenings that aren't proven to improve health and the future of cancer treatment. He also discusses his new book:  "How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks and Talks About Being Sick In America.  FactCheck.org's Lori Robertson looks at a rumor circulating in certain political circles that the health care reform law "taxes sick puppies". and Marianne O'Hare has this week's health care headline news.

Broadcast History

Show has been airing regionally since 2009 - based at the NPR affiliate at Weslyan University. Now broadcast on WNPR and regional affiliates, as well as several stations around the country. Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter run a large consortium of community health clinics and are dedicated to serving the underserved. They believe health care is a right, not a privilege.

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Otis Brawley, Cheif Medical Director at the American Cancer Society. Dr. Brawley discusses his new book, "How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks and Talks About Being Sick in America.

OUTRO:

Next week, Mark and Margaret will speak with Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children, about the 80 million children they are serving around the world, and the potential new technologies hold to have an even more meaningful impact.

Additional Credits

Lori Robertson, Managing Editor, FactCheck.org

Related Website

www.chcradio.com, www.wesufm.org