cancer http://kcur.org en Dying Doctor And Woodworker Forge Tight Bond While Building Coffin http://kcur.org/post/dying-doctor-and-woodworker-forge-tight-bond-while-building-coffin <p></p><p>Local woodworker and artist Peter Warren met Dr. Jeff Piehler, a retired thoracic surgeon, at an art opening some years ago. But last year, the doctor came to visit Warren at his studio with an unusual request.</p><p>“He came to me and said ‘what do you think about building a casket?’” Warren said. "I told him I was fine with that."</p><p><strong>Building his own&nbsp;casket</strong></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 13:15:36 +0000 Laura Ziegler 55337 at http://kcur.org Dying Doctor And Woodworker Forge Tight Bond While Building Coffin Prairie Village Surgeon Confronts Death By Building His Own Coffin http://kcur.org/post/prairie-village-surgeon-confronts-death-building-his-own-coffin <p>It’s one thing for a doctor to counsel a seriously-ill patient about how to deal with his illness and how to face the idea of death. But imagine going from being the doctor to being the patient.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:17:14 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Cody Newill 51447 at http://kcur.org Prairie Village Surgeon Confronts Death By Building His Own Coffin Finding The Philadelphia Chromosome http://kcur.org/post/finding-philadelphia-chromosome <div>Developing a medicine that attacks the genes of a disease may seem like science fiction, but it’s already been done.</div><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 40909 at http://kcur.org Finding The Philadelphia Chromosome Laughs For A Good Cause http://kcur.org/post/laughs-good-cause <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">no shortage of entertainment talent </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in Kansas City, and </span>SNL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> funnyman </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Jason Sudeikis</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is putting his to good use.</span></p><div> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:59:31 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 34235 at http://kcur.org Laughs For A Good Cause Writer Thomas Kennedy On Cancer & Corporate Life http://kcur.org/post/writer-thomas-kennedy-cancer-corporate-life <p>An <strong>American ex-pat</strong> writes satirically about <strong>corporate life</strong> in a Copenhagen office.</p><p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:32:35 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 25673 at http://kcur.org Writer Thomas Kennedy On Cancer & Corporate Life Warm Weather & Your Pet, & A PET Scanner For Your...Pet. http://kcur.org/post/warm-weather-your-pet-pet-scanner-yourpet <p>An uncharacteristically mild winter has led to an unusually warm spring.&nbsp; You probably packed up your winter coat early and started wearing sandals sometime last month.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 15:30:32 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Kathleen Pointer 15743 at http://kcur.org Warm Weather & Your Pet, & A PET Scanner For Your...Pet. With Cancer Care, The U.S. Spends More, But Gets More http://kcur.org/post/cancer-care-us-spends-more-gets-more By now it's hardly news that the <a href="http://facts.kff.org/chart.aspx?ch=1952">U.S. spends more</a> than every other industrialized country on health care. But a <a href="http://content.healthaffairs.org/embargo?embargoed-uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcontent.healthaffairs.org%2Fcontent%2F31%2F4%2F667.abstract">new study</a> suggests that at least when it comes to cancer care, Americans may actually be getting decent value.<p>The study, in April issue of the policy journal <a href="http://www.healthaffairs.org/">Health Affairs</a>, isn't the first to suggest that U.S. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 20:01:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 15698 at http://kcur.org With Cancer Care, The U.S. Spends More, But Gets More Cancer Diagnosis Raises Risk Of Death From Heart Attack, Suicide http://kcur.org/post/cancer-diagnosis-raises-risk-death-heart-attack-suicide Finding out that you have cancer greatly increases the risk of death by heart attack or suicide, according to a new study. That risk is especially big in the first week after getting the bad news.<p>The notion that stress can spark a heart attack has long been part of folklore. Only in the past decade have scientists connected emotional stress with physiological reactions that can bring on a heart attack. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:31:00 +0000 editor 15468 at http://kcur.org Cancer Diagnosis Raises Risk Of Death From Heart Attack, Suicide More Fake Cancer Drugs Found In The U.S. http://kcur.org/post/more-fake-cancer-drugs-found-us Another batch of phony cancer drugs has made its way into the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration says.<p>U.S.-based medical practices purchased vials of counterfeit medicine labeled as Altuzan from a foreign supplier, FDA spokesperson Shelly Burgess tells Shots. She said the agency doesn't have any reports of patients having received the counterfeit drugs.<p>Altuzan is the Turkish brand name for Avastin, the FDA-approved blockbuster cancer drug from Swiss drugmaker Roche's Genentech unit. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 19:22:00 +0000 editor 15430 at http://kcur.org More Fake Cancer Drugs Found In The U.S. When Someone You Love Has A Chronic Illness http://kcur.org/post/when-someone-you-love-has-chronic-illness <p>Every individual will face it at one time or another during their lifetime: a chronic illness affecting them, a family member or a close friend.</p> <p>What do we say to a loved one who is battling cancer? How do we best support that person and their family? And how do we interact with others when we're the one who is ill?</p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 18:51:43 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 13346 at http://kcur.org When Someone You Love Has A Chronic Illness Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease As Number 1 Killer In Kansas http://kcur.org/post/cancer-overtakes-heart-disease-number-1-killer-kansas <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d035da6ad6d-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d035da6ad6d-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d035da6ad6d-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-937993.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Topkea, KS – Cancer is now the leading cause of death in Kansas...even though cancer rates have been going down. Kansas Public Radio's Bryan Thompson explains.</p> Thu, 02 Dec 2010 19:26:37 +0000 7326 at http://kcur.org