Your Health Connection

Join us  on third Wednesdays at 6pm for Your Health Connection on WCLK.

The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) at Clark Atlanta University in conjuntion with the National Institutes of Health and WCLK bring you this monthly program, which will also live on this webpage when not on the air.  Your Health Connection will bring medical professionals, experts, and community advocates together to inform viewers of the most recent and up to date preventative cancer health care issues facing your community.

The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) at Clark Atlanta University is comprised of a team of research scientists and student research associates devoted to significantly increasing the body of knowledge for prostate cancer research, as this disease disproportionately impacts the African American population. The Center does this through research, advocacy, community education and outreach in the battle against prostate cancer.

Your Health Connection will address prostate cancer, and cancers of all types, as well as the building blocks of good health outcomes.  Your Health Connection is on the air each month on WCLK as an hour-long radio program.  It also lives here, where you can come to listen to past radio shows on demand, and catch up on the latest health news directly from CCRTD's researchers.

Your Health Connection is designed to be useful information and does not take the place of your relationship with a licensed medical professional.

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Join Host Pattie Walden Wednesday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. for the November edition of Your Health Connection as we discuss genetics and cancer. Where you came from genetically can help predict and pre-empt cancer. New genetic therapies are making a critical difference to some people who are fighting cancer. And the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University is at the forefront of this science.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Your Health Connection returns to WCLK Wednesday evening, October 19 at 6pm for a live discussion about supportive services for breast cancer survivors. Pattie Walden is your host, and she will be joined by Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor, who specializes in reconstructive surgery. We're also joined by breast cancer survivors Jeanette Ross and Alana Hickman. We'll take your calls and questions, live. Your Health Connection is community engagement from the...

Join us for a new season of Your Health Connection on Jazz 91.9 WCLK Wednesday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. In observance of September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we will discuss advances in the treatment of prostate cancer. Patricia Walden is the new host of Your Health Connection, as we begin another year of this long-time, live and interactive talk show. She'll be joined Wednesday by CCRTD Researcher and Faculty Member Dr. Nathan Bowen and prostate cancer survivor Clarence Luckett....

Does what we eat impact our chances of developing cancer in our lifetime? Do certain foods protect us while others hurt us? Join us for the re-broadcast of a 'best of' edition of Your Health Connection, Wednesday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m. as we explore the links. JaQuitta Williams was joined in studio by Registered Dietician Kiki Smalley-Frazier. If we are what we eat, can you eat in a way to avoid cancer? What if you or a loved one is a cancer survivor? How and why should you watch your...

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JaQuitta Williams is your host for Your Health Connection on Jazz 91.9 WCLK Wednesday, July 20 at 6:00 p.m. This month we take a look back a the work done over the past year by the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) at Clark Atlanta University. JaQuitta's guests will include CCRTD Senior Research Research Scientist and Community Outreach Director, Dr. Kimberly Davis; CCRTD Associate Research Director, Dr. Valerie Odero-Marah; and, Doctoral Student, Mawiya Kimbrough...

Join us for the June edition of Your Health Connection on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Wednesday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. as we look at the truth about prostate cancer. JaQuitta Williams is your host, and is a cancer survivor herself. She'll be joined by Dr. Shafiq Khan, Scientific Director of the Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University. They will take your questions live on the air at (404) 880 - 9255.

May 18: Cancer In College On Your Health Connection

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Join JaQuitta Williams Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. for Your Health Connection on 91.9 WCLK as we present a special program focusing on cancer and the college experience. What happens when young people in the most exciting years of their young lives are faced with a cancer diagnosis? JaQuitta will be joined by Clinical Psychologist, Kourney D. Carter LCSW,OSW-C and Cancer Survivor, Alaina Tarver. They will take your calls and questions, live at (404) 880 - 9255. Your Health Connection on 91...

Your Health Connection with JaQuitta Williams returns at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 and features a look at diagnosing, treating and, surviving cervical and gynecologic cancer. Cervical cancer affects approximately 12,000 women each year in America and, the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) and Jazz 91.9 WCLK will feature a conversation you or the women in your life may be able to use to help bring about healthy outcomes in their lives. Host JaQuitta Williams...

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. And, with advances in treatment and diagnostics, more people than ever are being screened and treated before this illness becomes fatal. We'll talk about it on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Wednesday, March 16 at 6:00 p.m. on Your Health Connection with JaQuitta Williams. JaQuitta will take your calls and questions live at (404) 880 - 9255 and will be joined by: Dr. Clarence Clark III, MD, FACS , Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Morehouse School of Medicine; and,...

Join JaQuitta Williams for the February edition of Your Health Connection on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Wednesday, February 17 at 6:00 p.m. We will be talking about potentially life-saving transplants involved in cancer treatment, including bone marrow, stem cell and blood transplants. Our guest expert is Hematology and Oncology Associate Professor, Dr. Sanjay Jain from the Morehouse School of Medicine, as well as Kalimah Jenkins, a cancer survivor who has experienced transplant therapy. That’s Your...

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