Thursday, September 18, 2014

Iranian breast cancer patient Farvah shares a moment with her fiance Saleh on her way to the operation room. - BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images

New Thinking About Treating Cancer

10 a.m. (ET)

Advances in research are leading doctors to rethink how to treat cancer -- and in some cases of early detection, whether to treat it at all: New ideas in the approach to cancer treatment.

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The Growing Use of Food Additives and New Pressure for More Oversight

11 a.m. (ET)

More than 9,000 additives are in the food supply, ranging from seaweed extract to chemical flavorings. But in many cases, companies certify that these substances are safe without FDA oversight. A discussion about food additives, health concerns and new pressure for a better federal review process.

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