Brain tumors can be among the most challenging cancers to treat. The blood-brain barrier, a natural defense mechanism that shields the brain from harm can also prevent cancer treatments from reaching tumors. However, immunotherapy, precision medicine, and the other new approaches to treatments have been able to get through these barriers and effectively reach tumors. We are discussing the latest in brain tumor research and treatment with neuro-oncologist Dr. Nancy Bush from UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Soaring costs of infertility treatments and preservation burn holes in the pockets of patients already dealing with the emotional upheavals of it. Insurance coverage for infertility treatment is scarce and confusing, and is important to thoroughly understand the covered benefits and exclusions. We are talking to Davina Fankhauser, an expert on policy related to benefits for fertility treatment and preservation who advises patients and professionals on how to effectively communicate with insurers, employers, and legislators to increase access to health benefits.
Psoriasis is one of the most common skin ailments, affecting about 2 percent of the population, across gender, age or socioeconomic status. The impact of this autoimmune skin condition goes much deeper with raised cardiovascular risk, inflammatory arthritis and other immune system related conditions. The severity of the condition determines the treatment approach ranging from topical treatments to phototherapy. We are discussing Psoriasis treatment approaches with dermatologist Dr. Joel M. Gelfand.
Dr. Joel M. Gelfand
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