Always A Lion in the House

20 Nov, 2011

This episode aired on Sunday November 20, 2011. You can listen to this episode in its entirety on WYSO.org or download the free podcast on our iTunes page!

Pediatric cancer patients face many obstacles — many of which are not limited simply to the course of their disease.  This episode of Radio Rounds provides a harsh insight into the lives of patients who must adapt to catastrophic diseases over which they have no control.

Featured Guest: Dr. Robert Arceci, the Director of Pediatric Oncology at Johns Hopkins University, Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Blood and Cancer magazine, and the creator of A Lion in the House, an Emmy-Award winning documentary released in 2006 that provides the unique perspectives of pediatric patients with cancer who come from starkly varying socioeconomic backgrounds.

Dr. Arceci shares his inspiration for the critically acclaimed documentary and the topics that he wanted to address through the creation of the film.  He discusses the changes that have been made in healthcare in response to the documentary and the major challenges that still lie ahead for hospitals, physicians, policy-writers and — most importantly — patients and their families.

Learn more about A Lion in the House.

Remember, as always, the free-to-download podcast of this episode (and all past episodes) can be found on our iTunes page! And you can listen to this episode in its entirety on WYSO.org!

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