Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in this country, just behind heart disease. It remains a serious problem, but there is some promising research underway. In this interview with Ellen Beth Levitt, our expert discusses advances in cancer research and treatment, including new methods of targeted cancer therapies and vaccines. Part One: The different types of cancer Common cancers in men and women Decline in cancer mortality Importance of early detection Treatment advances - new drugs Growth factor receptors National Cancer Institute Designation Minority participation in clinical trials Health disparities Part Two: New targeted cancer therapies Treatments with fewer side effects Genetics and cancer Effects of smoking, stress or radiation Personalized medicine and cancer Cancer vaccines Cancer and HIV Guest: Dr. Kevin Cullen, director of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, located at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Cullen is also a professor of medicine and head of the Program in Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Related Information: Links: The Greenebaum Cancer Center http://www.umgcc.org/
Dr. Kevin Cullen http://www.umm.edu/doctors/kevin_j_cullen.html
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