The Lineup of Cancer Threats Is Changing

8:45 minutes

A recent study projects that by 2030, pancreatic cancer will become the second most deadly type of cancer in the U.S. after lung cancer. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, describes what’s known about this notoriously fast-spreading, yet slow-to-detect cancer, and whether new avenues of research, including genetic testing, may offer hope against the disease.

Segment Guests

Otis Brawley

Otis Brawley is chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, Georgia.

Meet the Producer

About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.