Always A Lion in the House
20 Nov, 2011
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.