Cancer.Net Podcasts

November 14, 2016
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In today’s podcast, Lillie Shockney discusses her article, “The Value of Patient Navigators as Members of the Multidisciplinary Oncology Care Team.” Nurse navigators, also known as patient navigators, help a person with cancer “navigate” the hospital and human services bureaucracies. This includes assisting with decision making, coordinating services, and advocating for the patient with the other members of the health care team. 

October 27, 2016
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In today’s podcast, we will discuss direct-to-consumer genetic testing. You may have seen these at-home genetic testing kits advertised on television or the internet. Genetic testing can be used to estimate a person's risk of developing specific diseases, such as cancer. However, direct-to-consumer genetic testing may have significant limitations, and the decision to be tested for cancer risk is complex. This podcast will be led by Dr. Nadine Tung, the Director of the Cancer Risk and Prevention Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 

October 17, 2016
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Patient-reported outcomes, or PROs, are anything reported directly by the patient, such as symptoms or emotions. In today’s podcast, Dr. Lee Schwartzberg discusses his article, “Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes: The Time Is Ripe for Integration Into Patient Care and Clinical Research,” and explains how electronic PRO systems can help improve communication between patients and their health care team. 

October 6, 2016
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To fast is to partially or completely reduce one’s food intake for a period of time. In today’s podcast, Suzanne Dixon and Annette Goldberg discuss the history of fasting, different types of diets, and why some scientists are researching the effects of fasting during or after cancer treatment. They also provide tips for someone considering fasting during treatment.  

September 22, 2016
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In today’s podcast, Cancer.Net Associate Editor Dr. Ryan Sullivan discusses some of the research on melanoma presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting. 

September 22, 2016
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In today’s podcast, Cancer.Net Associate Editor Dr. Jyoti Patel discusses some of the new research on lung cancer presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.

September 13, 2016
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In today’s podcast, Cancer.Net Associate Editor Dr. Jonathan Berek discusses some of the research on gynecological cancers presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting. 

August 18, 2016
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In today’s podcast, Dr. William Tew and Dr. Andrew Artz explain new research presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting on older adults with cancer. They discuss why it’s important to include older adults in cancer research and what to consider when older adults receive treatment.

August 9, 2016
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In today’s podcast, Cancer.Net Associate Editor Dr. Susan Chang discusses some of the research on brain tumors presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.

August 8, 2016
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In today’s podcast, we will discuss new recommendations developed jointly by ASCO and the Society for Gyncologic Oncology on when women with newly diagnosed, advanced ovarian cancer should receive  neoadjuvant chemotherapy, which is chemotherapy given before surgery. These recommendations are intended to help guide doctors and their patients in making treatment decisions based on current research. 

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