Health Forum

Sundays at 6 p.m.

The WNPR Health Forum is a radio show about... your health!  Using interviews with some of the leading minds in medicine, The WNPR Health Forum covers a wide range of topics each week. Programs begin Sundays at 6:00 p.m.

Bruce Barber's Real Life Survival Guide is a weekly half-hour radio program that features conversations about “life’s little problems,” emanating from interactions on The Real Life Survival Guide website, where community members share practical advice and tips for living.

Yale Cancer Center Answers features the latest information on cancer care. Cancer Answers is hosted by Dr. Susan Higgins, Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology at Yale Cancer Center, Dr. Anees Chagpar, Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology and Director of The Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Dr. Steven Gore, Director of Hematologic Malignancies at Yale School of Medicine. The show features a guest cancer specialist who will share the most recent advances in cancer therapy and respond to listener questions.

Myths, facts and advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment are discussed, with a different focus eachweek. Nationally acclaimed specialists in various types of cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment discuss common misconceptions about the disease and respond to questions from the community.

Listeners can submit questions to be answered on the program at or by leaving a message at 1-888-234-4YCC.  

As a resource, archived programs from 2006 through the present are available in both audio and written versions on the Yale Cancer Center website at

Recent Programs

April 17, 2016: OWN IT ith guests Dr. Andrea Silber and Jose DeJesus

April 10, 2016: Early Phase Clinical Trials with guest Dr. Amer Zeidan

April 3, 2016: Patient Perspective with guest Bill May

March 27, 2016: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with guest Dr. Howard Hochster

March 20, 2016: Head and Neck Pathology with guest Dr. Manju Prasad

March 13, 2016: Screening for Cervical Cancer with guest Dr. Masoud Azodi

March 6, 2016: Cancer Biology and Therapeutics with guest Dr. Ranjit Bindra

June 7, 2015: HIV and Cancer with guests Dr. Robert Dubrow and Dr. Amy Justice

May 31, 2015: New Advances in Bladder Cancer with guest Dr. Patrick Kenney

May 24, 2015: LGBT Disparities in Cancer with guests Amber Anders and Herbert Castillo

May 17, 2015: Pancreatic Cancer with guest Dr. Sajid Khan, MD

May 10, 2015: Melanoma Awareness 2015 with guests Dr. Dale Han and Dr. Jennifer Choi

May 3, 2015: Oncodermatology Clinic and Skin Cancer Prevention with guest Dr. Jennifer Choi

April 26, 2015: Targeting Metastatic Breast Cancer with guest Dr. Qin Yan

April 19, 2015: Therapeutic Radiology and Human Genetics with guest Dr. Joann Sweasy

April 12, 2015: Viruses and Cancer with guests Dr. Tamar Taddei and Dr. Joy Feng

April 05, 2015: Pediatric Hematology with guest Dr. Alyssa Le

March 29, 2015: The Healing Power of Plants with guest Nancy DuBrule-Clemente

March 22, 2015: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Series Part III: Clinical Trials with guest Dr. Howard Hochster

March 15, 2015: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Part II: Role of Genetics with guest Dr. Xavier Llor

March 08, 2015: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Series Part I with guest Dr. James Farrell

March 01, 2015: Adolescent Oncology with guest Dr. Asher Marks

February 22, 2015: The Truth About Sarcomas with guest Dr. Dieter Lindskog

February 15, 2015: Orienteering in the Labyrinth of Myelodysplasia Syndromes with guest Dr. Valeria Santini

February 8, 2015: Genetic Heterogeneity in Breast Cancer with guest Dr. Christos Hatzis

February 1, 2015: Aspirin as a way to Prevent Pancreatic Cancer with guest Dr. Harvey Risch

January 25, 2015: Using Immunotherapy to Fight Cancer with guest Dr. Tarek Fahmy

January 11, 2015: Bereavement Services with guests Bonnie Indeck and Andrea Lucibello

January 04, 2015: Targeted Biopsies for Prostate Cancer with guest Dr. Peter Schulam

December 28, 2014: The Nature of Cancer Cells with guest Dr. Katerina Politi

December 21, 2014: Chemoprevention with guest Dr. Erin Hofstatter

December 14, 2014: The Crisis in Cancer Care with guest Dr. Kerin Adelson

December 07, 2014: Eating Healthy around the Holidays with guest Maura Harrigan, RD

November 30, 2014: Pediatric Oncology/ Bone Marrow Transplant with guest Dr. Debbie Chirnomas

November 23, 2014: Endocrine Oncology with guest: Dr. Glenda Callender

November 16, 2014: Fertility Preservation with guests Dr. Cindy M. Duke and Dr. Lubna Pal

November 09, 2014: Stop Stress this Minute with guests Bud Wassell and James Porter

November 02, 2014: The Future of Palliative Care with guest Dr. Andrew Putnam

October 26, 2014: Detecting Lung Cancer Early with guest Dr. Daniel Boffa

October 19, 2014: The Mystery of Cancer Metastasis with guest Dr. Don Nguyen

October 12, 2014: Exercise Interventions for Women with Cancer with guest Dr. Melinda Irwin

April 27, 2014: Dr. David Carlson presents: The Role of Radiation in Treating Cancer

April 20, 2014: Dr. Narendra Wajapeyee presents: The Human Genome and Cancer

April 13, 2014:  Dr. Wendell Yarbrough and Michael Maze present: Screening Options for Head and Neck Cancer

April 06, 2014: Dr. Yawei Zhang presents: What’s New in Cancer Epidemiology?

March 30, 2014: Dr. Emre Seli presents: Options for Fertility Preservation in Patients with Cancer

March 23, 2014: Dr. Gaetane Michaud presents: Screening Tools for Lung Cancer

March 16, 2014: Dr. Rossitza Lazova presents: What's New in Dermatopathology

March 09, 2014: Dr. Liepign Chen presents: New Treatments for Cancer

March 02, 2014: Dr. Laura Morrison presents: Introducing Effective Palliative Care to Patients

February 23, 2014: Dr. Joseph Jacobson presents: The Value of Cancer Care

February 16, 2014: Dr. Hari Deshpande presents: Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer

February 09, 2014: Dr. Samuel Katz presents: Research in Hematopathology