• July 30, 2013  

    A panel of doctors and scientists proposed a change to the definition of cancer, in hopes of shifting the way we think about and treat the disease. Gwen Ifill discusses the recommendation with Dr. Barnett Kramer of the National Cancer Institute and Dr. Larry Norton of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Continue reading

  • November 5, 2010  

    A National Cancer Institute trial found that screening by 3-dimensional X-ray tests known as “spiral CT scans” reduced lung cancer deaths by 20 percent over five years. But the test has its drawbacks, including increased exposure to radiation and false positives. Ray Suarez talks to NCI’s Harold Varmus about the research. Continue reading

  • November 14, 2006  

    People should receive angioplasties to unclog arteries in the first 90 minutes following a heart attack, though they often don’t receive the treatment in time, the American Heart Association said at a recent meeting. An expert discusses this and other recommendations. Continue reading

  • October 26, 2006  

    A new study says early screening could save the lives of thousands of smokers. Despite the finding, some in the medical community question both the cost and accuracy of the test. Health correspondent Susan Dentzer explains the findings. Continue reading