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Understanding Cancer Rates

12/14/09 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Courtesy of Fletcher Allen

A recent national report on cancer finds that rates of new cancer cases and deaths continue to fall slowly each year.   And that promising news has garnered lots of attention within the past week.  We talk with Dr. Bruce Leavitt and Dr. Neil Hyman, two Fletcher Allen surgeons who work with cancer, about how they interpret the report's numbers, and about the work they're doing in Vermont to battle cancer. Listen 

View the Status of Cancer report

Also, we talk with Joe Roman, a fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at UVM.  He's co-written a new scientific paper that makes the case that habitat destruction and biodiversity loss increase infectious disease rates in humans. Listen



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