This episode is about Epidemiology (the study of risk factors)

With multidisciplinary training and experience in medical oncology, epidemiology, and clinical cancer genetics, Dr. Palomares, affectionately known as “Dr. Mel”, practices preventive oncology. Dr. Mel coined this term to describe the care of healthy patients who are either at increased risk for cancer or are cancer survivors at risk for second cancers. Her research focus has been in cancer prevention, early detection, and risk assessment.

What is much more inspiring than her credentials, is her personal story of how cancer has affected her family and herself.