Line One: Radiation Therapy for Cancer

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Gordon Isaacs, the first patient treated with the linear accelerator (radiation therapy) in 1957.

About half of all people with cancer are treated with radiation therapy, either alone or in combination with other types of cancer treatment.  Radiation therapy uses a certain type of energy (called ionizing radiation) to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.  This week on Line One, host Dr. Woodard welcomes Anchorage radiation oncologist, Dr. Berit Madson to take your questions on the use of radiation to treat cancer.

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HOST: Dr. Thad Woodard

GUESTS:

  • Dr. Berit Madson, Anchorage radiation oncologist

LIVE BROADCAST: Mon, March 16, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

REPEAT BROADCAST: Mon, March 16, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

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