Your Health Connection

Third Wednesday Each Month at 6pm, pre-empts Tell Me More

Cancer Center Director Dr. Shafiq Khan surrounded by researchers at CCRTD at CAU

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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Community Engagement
1:14 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Your Health Connection Takes A Look At CCRTD, Prostate Cancer Research

Jaquitta Williams and her guests on the May edition of Your Health Connection Wednesday talked about the Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development and what they've been working on this year and how it may someday soon affect the life of you or your loved ones.

Our guests this month included Clark Atlanta University President Dr. Carlton Brown, CCRTD Director Dr. Shafiq Khan, Clark Atlanta University Trustee Mrs. Juanita Baranco, CCRTD Scientists Dr. Joann Powell and Dr. Kimberly Davis, and CCRTD Doctoral student Clement Boston.

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Community Engagement
10:44 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Your Health Connection Features Young People and Cancer on WCLK

Your Health Connection on WCLK on Wednesday, April 16 featured a discussion about the unlikely but very real issue of cancer in young people.  JaQuitta Williams hosted as we were joined by guests including Pediatric Oncologist Dr. John Bergsagel of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, 20-year-old leukemia survivor Daniel Blues, and Daniel's father Ezell Blues.

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Community Engagement
9:39 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Your Health Connection Addresses Colon Cancer

Your Health Connection with JaQuitta Williams on Wednesday, March 12 featured a compelling discussion about colon cancer.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  Our conversation featured your calls.  Our guests included Dan Weeks, a colon cancer survivor, as well as Dr. Mamoud Barrie of Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates.

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Community Engagement
8:48 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Your Health Connection On Coping With Cancer

L-R Ezell Blues, Tiffany Cochran, JaQuitta Williams, Christal Jordan

JaQuitta Williams was joined last night on Your Health Connection by Tiffany Cochran, Ezell Blues, and Christal Jordan for a roundtable discussion of how to cope with cancer from the perspective of a survivor and a caregiver.

Tiffany Cochran was caregiver for her father Johnny Cochran through his battle with terminal brain cancer.  Ezell Blues is a nine year prostate cancer survivor who is also caring for a teenage son who has leukemia.  Publicist Christal Jordan is an ovarian cancer survivor.

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Community Engagement
10:38 am
Sat January 11, 2014

Your Health Connection Featured Cervical Cancer Issues, Awareness Wed at 6 P

Your Health Connection for January features a look at current issues and possibilities with regards to cervical cancer.  January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and CCRTD and WCLK will bring you a conversation you or your loved ones can use to help cause healthy outcomes.

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Community Engagement
1:06 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Your Health Connection Discusses Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Your Health Connection on WCLK featured a timely and important discussion of triple negative breast cancer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In a fascinating twist for listeners, our host JaQuitta Williams was also the guest survivor featured on the program.   She is a survivor of this particularly tough form of the disease, which disproportionately affects young people and African Americans.

JaQuitta was joined by leading Atlanta Surgeon Dr. Rogsbert Phillips-Reed, who operated on her and has helped many Atlantans through the ordeal of breast cancer over the years.

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Community Engagement
1:55 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

WCLK and Your Health Connection Remember Ralph C. T. Franklin

Ralph C. T. Franklin

WCLK and our partners at the Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic development are mourning the loss of our friend and  courageous advocate for prostate cancer awareness Ralph C. T. Franklin.  On Sunday, October 13, Franklin died from complications due to prostate cancer.  He was 62.  

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Community Engagement
2:46 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

WCLK Is Your Health Connection For Prostate Cancer Awareness

Join WCLK this evening at 6pm or on demand here to hear Your Health Connection as we discuss prostate cancer.  September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  JaQuitta Williams is our host, and is a cancer survivor herself.  She's joined by Ralph C. T. Franklin, a prostate cancer survivor, and Dr. Walter Falconer, a urologist.  They'll take phone calls live and also take questions via Twitter @jaquittaw and @CCRTD.

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Community Engagement
3:59 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Your Health Connection With JaQuitta Williams Discusses Breast Cancer On WCLK

If you missed Wednesday's  premiere of the new season of Your Health Connection with Jaquitta Williams on WCLK, you can listen to it again, here, on demand.

JaQuitta Williams is your host and the topic is breast cancer in men.  You’ll hear the story of thirteen year breast cancer survivor Eric Dunlap.

We’ll also discuss current medical and clinical prospects with our guest expert, Oncologist Dr. Leslie Holmes.

We answered several call live on the show from women and men and provided some real-world answers to your questions.

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Community Engagement
11:05 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Your Health Connection Discusses HIV/AIDS. Bottom line: Get Tested

Your Health Connection is a resource for you, designed to help you find good health outcomes.  The program is produced by WCLK and the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.

This month, Your Health Connection takes a look at HIV-AIDS and the cancers often associated with the disease.  Our guests are Dr. Vincent Bond and Rodney Love.  The show airs tonight at 6pm in place of Tell Me More, and is available here for on demand listening.

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