Cancer Conversation Engages Mid-Michigan

Apr 2, 2015

Over 140 guests turned out recently for a WKAR-hosted screening and conversation around a topic that touches us all: cancer. WATCH NOW AT

Questions from the audience, with panelists (L-R) Dr. Elizabeth Layhe, Dr. James Herman, Dr. Anas Al-Janadi, Dr. Barbara Given, Dr. Carolyn Bruzdzinski and moderator Dr. James Dearing.
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The evening Thursday, March 26, featured a preview of the new film series, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,"  plus Q & A with a panel of experts engaged in cancer care and research on a daily basis.

The new series from Ken Burns is the most comprehensive documentary on a single disease ever made, covering cancer's first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the 20th century to cure, control and conquer it, to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Dr. James Dearing, chair of the Department of Communication at Michigan State University, moderated the panel discussion and Q&A with the audience in WKAR Studio A on the MSU campus.
The panelists were Dr. Elizabeth Layhe, McLaren Greater Lansing; Dr. James Herman, Sparrow Cancer Center; Dr. Anas Al-Janadi, MSU Breslin Cancer Center; Dr. Barbara Given, MSU College of Nursing; and Dr. Carolyn Bruzdzinski, American Cancer Society.

The full panel discussion and Q&A  is avaialable now for viewing online and on many streaming devices.

WATCH 'Mid-Michigan Conversation on Cancer' at

Guests also had an opportunity to browse information and speak with health care professionals from mid-Michigan resource partners Sparrow Cancer Center, American Cancer Society, McLaren Great Lansing, MSU Breslin Cancer Center, MSU College of Nursing, Ele's Place Center for Grieving Children, Hospice of Lansing and Ingham County Health Department Title XV Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program.

WKAR Community Partners for mid-Michigan outreach around "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" are:
American Cancer Society/Lakeshore Division
Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Greater Lansing
MSU Breslin Cancer Center
MSU College of Nursing
Sparrow Cancer Center







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