Cancer in Women to be Topic of ‘Doctors on Call’ Aug. 11

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Thousands of women will be diagnosed with cancer this year, but new technology and treatments will help many of them become survivors.  Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about cancer in women in a live presentation of “Doctors On Call” at 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, on West Virginia Public Television.

Jame Abraham, M.D., is the director of the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at WVU. He received his medical degree from Medical College, Calicut Kerala, India, and his specialty training from the National Cancer Institute and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Vicki Baker, M.D., is the director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at WVU Hospitals. She received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill and her specialty training from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

“Doctors on Call,” with host Dr. Bob D'Alessandri, is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.    

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, WVU HSC News Service 304-293-1412

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