Thursday, May 23, 2013
Gist: Learning About Gist: A Mysterious Rare Cancer
GIST- Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor is a rare disorder that in the past has been rapidly fatal. But researchers armed with the latest scientific breakthroughs are making great strides against this deadly cancer. In this program, we take you inside the laboratories to see how clinical trials are helping scientists better understand GIST and other cancers. And we'll hear from patients who are living with GIST about how they stay upbeat in the face of such a formidable foe.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis & Pulmonary Embolism: Dangerous Blood Clots
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where blood clots form in the deep veins of the legs. When parts of these clots break off they can travel to the lungs and cause a potentially fatal condition called Pulmonary Embolism or PE. These dangerous and deadly blood clots can form in anyone, but hospitalized patients, those who are on long airplane flights, or anyone who is sedentary for any length of time can be at risk. In this program, we'll see what can be done to prevent both DVT and PE. We'll also see how scientists working with public health experts are finding ways to help people lower their risks of both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.