Understanding the Basics of Clinical Oncology from Diagnosis to Treatment

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(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Dr. Andrew Ko, UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, provides definitions and terms used in cancer diagnosis and treatment. He explores the process of diagnosis from biopsies to imaging and how staging is established. He also discusses the multimodality approach to treatment which typically includes surgical oncology, medical oncology and radiation oncology. Series: “UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public” [10/2013] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 25630]


C Dix says:

Nothing cutting edge or new here. Still using the same therapies that were developed almost a century ago. Chemo and radiation do not kill cancer stem cells. They can shrink a tumor, but those pesky stem cells always seem to make a comeback. No addressing anything other than cutting, chemicals and radiation. It's ALL palliative treatment unless you find the reason WHY your body got cancer, and correct it. The body is self healing and self regulating….if given the right building blocks and you also take away the poisons you are breathing, touching and ingesting on a daily basis. Good luck if you're on this path because it's a scary one for the consumer of medical services today, lots of chemo pressure out there. There's a chart on the Internet of actual 5 year survival rates you can do a google images search for. I was told chemo would up my survival by 15% by my doctor when the actual rate was 1%. SIDEBAR: If the oncologist has a monetary interest in the chemo that is being administered BE VERY CAREFUL in your decision making.

顾春晖 says:

wonderful video and thnks for the enthusiasm of the professor!

Julian M. says:

Very interesting want to study Oncology when I'm out of high school thank you!

Andrei Chernev says:

Outstanding overview, thank you so much!

hoài phạm văn says:

thanks so much. I'm from Viet Nam. So that i can't hear everything Dr. Andrew Ko said. So that,if the presentation has subtitle is perfect to me to understand it

anushkie100 says:

Thank you so much for this great presentation, Dr. Ko!!!

Melissa Lozano says:

I'm 17, i've been wanting to be a doctor since i was about 11, and an oncologist since about 15. My exam to get into med school, is in less than a month, i'm excited, this is exciting

Shu Sim says:

Thanks Andrew (and everyone who contributed to this video!) It is very informative. The explanations are very clear.

SassyHershsey SassyHershey says:

This is a terrifying lecture: And medical language doesn't help – there is no cure – like sawing in the Civil War. I'd rather ask and pay for the death sentence drugs. I'll pay twice the cost – but at my location ok? I was just interested in the subject, now I feel my loss of diet is cancer, my chills on occasion is cancer, my 59 years old cancer's coming. His definition of clinical results is horror. What is the Holy Grail on all this? Treatment? Fancy word for delayed painful death. Lawyers are bad students especially retired.

settinsun11 says:

yep , cut it out
burn it out
poison it………and what is the success rate for each method…ooh no they don't comment..just grab the money and run



Anthony T Nye says:

Excellent presentation. Thank You.

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