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Cancer is a terrifying diagnosis, and people with cancer deserve compassion as well as competent accessible care. But disparities in our health care system mean that some people can’t get timely care, and others may get unnecessary care that causes them serious consequences.
Dr. Otis Brawley is chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society. He talks with us about the strengths and weaknesses of American health care. Why aren’t more screening programs and treatments based on solid scientific evidence? Dr. Brawley is outspoken about how well-intentioned doctors may do harm and how the system could do better.
Guest: Otis W. Brawley, MD, is chief medical and scientific officer and executive vice president of the American Cancer Society. He is also professor of hematology, oncology, medicine and epidemiology at Emory University. In addition, Dr. Brawley is chief of hematology and oncology services and the medical director of the Georgia Cancer Coalition Center of Excellence at Grady Memorial Hospital. His book is How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America.
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