cancer

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

The human genome is integral to understanding the complex history of human health and disease. Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee is a cancer geneticist and a 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies. Our reporter Anh Gray talks with him about his recent book, The Gene: An Intimate History, which explores the origins of gene science and examines the ethical conundrums involving genetic research. 

 

 

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death among blacks in the U.S. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports a recent study is challenging some previous assumptions about cancer in this group.

A University of Las Vegas study reveals the types of cancer and mortality rates of U.S.-born black are different compared to those who came from the Caribbean. Dr. Paulo Pinheiro is the lead researcher.

Immunize Nevada

When we hear about HPV, the conversation often focuses on young women and the risk of cervical cancer. In reality, HPV is a much larger health crisis for women and men linked to many other diseases that we struggle to talk openly about, like vaginal and penile cancers.

But two women in Reno are ready to talk and their goal is prevention, since there is a vaccine for HPV deemed safe by the CDC.

The guests joining Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss for this special discussion include Heidi Parker from Immunize Nevada and Abbi Whitaker, an HPV-related cancer survivor in Reno.