African American men die from prostate cancer at a rate twice that of caucasian men. However, prostate cancer is not always fatal, especially if detected early on. The Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University is dedicated to unlocking the genomic key to curing this cancer, and also committed to training the next generation of leading African American biologists.
Join Host JaQuitta Williams and Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Sumaya Taliaferro Wednesday, June 17 at 6pm on 91.9 WCLK as Your Health Connection returns with a timely look at issues surrounding melanoma and skin cancer. It's summertime, and a sunburn this summer could yield bad health outcomes decades from now. Which skin cancers are minor and which can be fatal? What is the course of treatment and outcomes in 2015 for this pernicious form of cancer?
JaQuitta Williams returns Wednesday May 20 at 6pm with the May edition of Your Health Connection on WCLK. Our topic? The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University. Their researchers and professors are charged with solving the terrible scourge of prostate cancer, and also training the next generation of African American biologists.
Host and Cancer Survivor JaQuitta Williams returns with Your Health Connection for April with a discussion about testicular cancer. April is Testicular Cancer Month. This cancer is curable if diagnosed early. JaQuitta will be joined by Dr. Anthony Barnes, who treats this disease, and Dan Sims, who has survived testicular cancer. JaQuitta will talk with them, and take your calls live Wednesday evening at 6pm.
Your Health Connection is community engagement from WCLK and CCRTD, the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.
Your Health Connection from the Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University returns March 18 at 6pm on 91.9 WCLK with a hopeful and compelling live conversation about Colon Cancer. March is Colon Cancer Month. Colon cancer rates and deaths are higher in the African American community than in others. Does this have to be? A colonoscopy can save your life. Do you know when and how often to have one?
The November 19 edition of Your Health Connection on WCLK featured Host(and Cancer Survivor) JaQuitta Williams discussing the issues involved with pregnancy and cancer. Her guest was 10 year cancer survivor and mom Perrie Adams, who endured a pregnancy with twins at the same time she went through chemotherapy and breast cancer treatment. Your Health Connection is made possible by the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.
Here are relevant links to articles on the topic suggested by CCRTD's Dr. Kimberly Davis:
Your Health Connection for October features Breast Cancer Awareness Month, surviving the diagnosis and treatment. Host JaQuitta Williams, a survivor herself, is joined by fellow survivor Ebony Steele and Dr. Jackie Walters. They will take your calls live about getting beyond the pink ribbons and cliches and getting on with the choices and issues involved when you live with breast cancer yourself or have a loved one who lives with it. Your Health Connection airs Wednesday, October 15 at 6pm exclusively on WCLK.
Prostate cancer kills African American men at disproportionately higher rates than the rest of the male population. Host JaQuitta Williams was joined Wednesday September 17 and talked about it on Your Health Connection. Our guests included Robert Carey, a prostate cancer survivor and board member of the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, and Dr. Cimona Hinton, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and CCRTD Clark Atlanta University. They took listener calls and discussed the latest advances in treatment and diagnosis of this disease.
Your Health Connection returns Wednesday, August 20 at 6pm for another season of interactive talk radio with a purpose. JaQuitta Williams is back as host, as we discuss what to do if you or a loved one gets diagnosed with cancer. Fighting cancer takes medicine, mind, body, and a good support network. JaQuitta's guests will include Psychiatric Oncologist Dr. Wendy Baer from the Winship Cancer Institute, and Medical Oncologist Dr. Laura Weakland with Georgia Cancer Specialists.