Childhood cancer to be discussed on WPSU’s ‘Conversations LIVE’ March 26

March 25, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa . -- Although survival rates for many cancers have improved in recent years, the causes of childhood cancer are still not well understood. Prevention, detection and treatment for childhood cancer will be examined on the next episode of WPSU Penn State’s “Conversations LIVE.” 

WPSU-TV’s Patty Satalia will be joined by Dr. Raymond Hohl, director of the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute; Dr. John Neely, pediatric oncologist at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital; and Jan Ulmer, senior manager of the American Cancer Society’s Mission Delivery for Pennsylvania, during the 60-minute program.

“Conversations LIVE” — an interactive show that takes viewers’ phone calls, emails and questions via Twitter — will air at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26 on WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM, WQLN-TV in Erie and online at Viewers can join the discussion by calling 800-543-8242, emailing or tweeting @WPSU.

Hohl, who joined Penn State in March 2014, also serves academic appointments in the medicine and pharmacology departments. Before coming to the University, Hohl was the Holden Family Chair and associate chair of the department of internal medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, as well as associate director for clinical and translational research at the University of Iowa. He earned his doctor of medicine from Rush Medical College and his doctorate in pharmacology from Rush University.

At Penn State Hershey, Neely specializes in integrative holistic medicine and pediatric hematology-oncology. He received his medical degree from Penn State in 1973 and spent his residency in pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, where he also completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology.

Ulmer’s responsibilities with Mission Delivery include the implementation and growth of several programs, including Road to Recovery, Reach to Recovery, Look Good Feel Better and a free wig program. Ulmer, who has worked with the American Cancer Society for 13 years, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2008.

For more information and to watch archived episodes of “Conversations LIVE,” visit

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Last Updated March 26, 2015