NHK World [演出] Medical Frontiers
Cutting-Edge Cancer Treatments: Advancing Genomic Medicine

NHK World 2020.01.20 20:30 – 21:00 / 01.21 02:00 – 03:00 / 08:30 – 09:00 / 14:30 – 15:00

Genomic medicine is undergoing rapid change after the Japanese public health insurance system began to cover genetic testing in 2019. Cancer patients who meet certain criteria are able to take these tests for a relatively affordable price, and their genetic information is collected in a massive database and analyzed with the help of around 170 hospitals across the country. But challenges remain, with suitable drugs available for only 10% of patients who undergo testing

NHK World [演出] Medical Frontiers
Our Internal Clocks and Health

NHK World 2018.03.13

Research has revealed that we have numerous biological clocks that each operate on an approximately 24-hour cycle. If those clocks go out of sync, we may face an increased vulnerability to various kinds of diseases. We focus on how understanding your circadian rhythm is used to discover more effective ways to prevent or treat illnesses, such as meal plans to adjust our body clocks and cancer treatments with fewer side effects. We also learn about what food items to eat and when, to prevent obesity and get a good night’s sleep.

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