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November Is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month: A Chat with Dr. Nelson Royall

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Aired on Monday, November 6th.

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and we are discussing the same with Dr. Nelson Royall of The OU-TU School of Community Medicine. Dr. Royall only recently joined the OU-TU team, and indeed only recently arrived here in Tulsa. As noted at his online OU-TU bio: "Dr. Royall serves as a liver, pancreas, and biliary surgeon within the Department of Surgery. He performs complex surgery for disorders of the pancreas including pancreatoduodenectomy (Whipple Procedure), distal pancreatectomy, total pancreatectomy, and pancreatic drainage procedures (Frey, Puestow, and Beger Procedures). He performs complex surgery for disorders of the liver including hepatectomy procedures, liver ablation, and bile duct reconstruction. He performs liver and pancreas surgery using both traditional and minimally invasive approaches, including laparoscopic and robotic techniques."

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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