We read with interest the January cover story in Wired by Thomas Goetz titled “The Truth about Cancer…Don’t try to cure it. Just find it.”

The piece is about Don Listwin, former heir apparent to Cisco’s John Chambers.  Listwin left the company in 2000 with a personal fortune of some $100 million.

Devastated by the death of his mother to ovarian cancer, he set out to find early detection to different forms of cancer. He has funded scientists from around the world under his Canary Foundation. A main focus of the foundation has been ovarian cancer, a disease which is extremely difficult to detect, with symptoms presenting themselves often in advance stages, with limited treatment options.

Beet Medicine, Our New Channel

Here at Beet.TV, we are readying a new channel about medicine; we call it the “root to medicine.” Like the Beet.TV you know, the interviews will be candid, unrehearsed and informative. The text annotation will be written by a noted surgeon. I am very excited about this. It will launch next month. More details to come.

To explain the surgical options for patients with ovarian cancer, I interviewed Elizabeth A. Poyner, MD PhD, a prominent Manhattan Gynecologic Oncologist.

— Andy Plesser, Executive Producer