NEW YORK (WABC) --News about Cancer research and breakthroughs are everywhere these days, but how does it affect you?
In this half hour special presentation, we get unprecedented access to the cancer specialists and research labs of New-York Presbyterian Hospital. Voted for the 16th year in a row by US News and World Report as New York's number 1 hospital, we hear from the top cancer doctors in a multitude of specialties about how the fight against cancer is evolving.
Having access to an institution that's a comprehensive medical center combined with 2 Ivy League Medical Schools (Columbia University and Weill Cornell) gives New Yorkers a distinct advantage if they or a loved one is battling cancer.
Viewers will learn about the fundamentals of different approaches to fighting cancer from immunotherapy and clinical trials to precision medicine and the latest hi-tech tools.
We'll see how integrated therapies like Reiki and innovations are helping patients cope with the side-effects of cancer treatment. You'll meet residents from our area who had all but given up hope but are now, living testimonials to the strides being made.
We'll learn about the Cancer Moonshot campaign spearheaded by Vice-President Joe Biden who lost his own son to cancer. It's a nation-wide effort to harness the momentum in the race to find cures and make cancer a chronic illness instead of a fatal one.
And of course, the best way to beat cancer is to prevent it. We'll ask the cancer experts for their most important cancer prevention tips.