Episode 174 – “Give Me a Head With Hair!” Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie
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Episode 172 – Genetic Testing Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie
Genetic Testing – On Saturday, September 9, Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie spoke with Dr. Generosa Grana about the benefits and the concerns of genetic testing, and the differences between genetic testing to look for risk of disease, genetic testing of a tumor, and genetic testing performed by a public company where you send your own specimen of saliva. Genetic testing is considered in several situations. For instance, you might have a family history of a certain disease/condition, so you want to learn if you carry the same mutation which might lead you to get screened earlier or more often than other people without increased risk. DNA testing is now used to make decisions are what surgery or medical therapy to use or to help solve criminal cases.
Professor of Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Director, MD Anderson Cancer Center Cooper
Your Real Champion – The ‘Mask’ Crusader
Frances Lee has spent her career in healthcare and is currently the Executive Assistant at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, where she continues to infuse her love and energy. At the height of the pandemic, she rose to the challenge to collect masks and food for the medical teams. Overwhelmed by the kindness of donors, she shared the thousands of excess masks with the Camden community. And when others stayed safe in their homes, Frances risked her own health to pick-up and deliver food from generous restaurants in Philly and Camden. Frances says, “You have to have the right people in your life to motivate you.” For Frances, the values of the Golden Rule were instilled by her father, who was a pastor, and her mother who was a teacher. She also credits inspiration from working side-by-side with Dr. Grana, Director of the Cancer Center. “It’s all about grace. I feel very blessed.”
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Marianne T. Ritchie, MD was one of the first female gastroenterologists practicing in the Philadelphia area. An advocate for over 30 years, Dr. Ritchie developed the PINK PLUS triple cancer screening program, and the BLUE LIGHTS CAMPAIGN for Colon Cancer Awareness.
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