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Good morning. We are live on AM 570 KVI. The biggest meeting of the year of cancer experts was just last weekend, and in the next hour you will hear from four leading cancer experts from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance with updates on prostate cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and breast cancer, and we will be taking your calls. It's all coming up next on AM 570 KVI and Patient Power.
Good morning wherever you may be around western Washington or around the world. I will say hi to my friend, Ted, who listens from London, England. I'm Andrew Schorr here week after week to bring you the latest medical and health information from the patient's perspective, and we're all patients.
Well, unfortunately, many people will be like me, and that is somewhere in their lifetime, hopefully a long life, you or maybe a loved one will be diagnosed with a cancer. Increasingly, that is not at all the bad news that it used to be, depending upon the cancer of course, but many people are living well and living a long time after a cancer diagnosis; not just based on the treatments but we're working so hard also on prevention and clinical trials. So much of it happens even right here in Seattle.
I want to thank our sponsors who help us do these programs week after week: The University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, the good folks at the Senior Guidebook who help us with advice on where we can live as we get older, and also the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
The folks from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, a whole group of them, go every year wherever it is in the country to the big cancer medical meeting. That's the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting. Almost 30,000 people went last weekend to Chicago to discuss the latest cancer studies, and today we're going to hear from our Seattle Cancer Care Alliance experts on what it could mean for you.
So first I want to welcome one of my good healthcare friends, and that's Dr. Julie Gralow. Julie has been on Patient Power many times. She is one of our leading breast cancer experts in the world, let alone here in Seattle. She's an assistant professor of medical oncology at the University of Washington. She is at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She does research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Julie, thanks for joining us after you were away for many days at ASCO; thanks for being on.