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Cancer.Net Podcasts

Cancer.Net is pleased to offer its patient information on cancer research, treatment, coping, and many other topics in an audio podcast format. This gives people with cancer, and their families and friends, an additional option of how they'd like to receive oncologist-approved information from Cancer.Net.

Explaining Podcasts

A Cancer.Net Podcast is a pre-recorded audio file in which a specific cancer-related topic is addressed in order to assist people with cancer. A podcast can be listened to online (through the Internet) or downloaded to your computer free of charge. After downloading, a Cancer.Net Podcast may also be transferred to an MP3 audio player, such as an iPod. To download or listen to a Cancer.Net Podcast on your computer, you will need software capable of playing MP3 files, such as Windows Media Player or QuickTime.

You may also want to subscribe to Cancer.Net Podcasts, so that new offerings are automatically downloaded to your personal computer as soon as they are available. To subscribe, copy-and-paste the link below into software that allows podcast subscriptions, such as iTunes or Juice.

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For a variety of podcasts designed for professionals in the field of oncology, see the ASCO Podcasts.

The Role of Oncology Social Workers, with Iris Cohen Fineberg, PhD, MSW, and Penelope Damaskos, PhD

April 10, 2014
Download MP3 (13.2 MB/14:25)

Iris Cohen Fineberg, PhD, MSW, ACSW, OSW-C, and Penelope Damaskos, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C, discuss how social workers help patients get holistic care in partnership with the rest of the health care team. 

What Are Clinical Trials?

February 10, 2014
Download MP3 (6.66 MB/7:16)

This podcast explains what clinical trials are, and how they are conducted.

Choosing a Doctor for Your Cancer Care

January 6, 2014
Download MP3 (4.56 MB/4:59)

In this podcast, we discuss how to choose a doctor for your cancer care.

The 2013 Top Five List in Oncology: What This Means for Patients, with ASCO CMO Richard Schilsky, MD

October 29, 2013
Download MP3 (12.78 MB/13:57)

In this podcast, Dr. Richard Schilsky, an oncologist and the Chief Medical Officer of ASCO, provides an overview of ASCO’s second Top Five List in Oncology, issued in October 2013.

Understanding Cancer Research Studies

September 30, 2013
Download MP3 (8.95 MB/9:46)

In this podcast, we discuss how to understand a cancer research study.

Being Your Own Advocate

April 15, 2013
Download MP3 (6.67 MB/7:17)

This podcast discusses the concept of self-advocacy and how it can help you partner with your health care team in making decisions about your medical care.

Understanding Electronic Health Records, with Robert Miller, MD, FACP

April 8, 2013
Download MP3 (18.88 MB/20:37)

In this podcast, Dr. Robert Miller explains electronic health records, including what they are, how they are used today and will be in the future, and why they are important for patients.

Cancer Myths

March 11, 2013
Download MP3 (8.06 MB/8:48)

In this podcast, we discuss myths about developing, treating, and coping with cancer.  

Safe Storage and Disposal of Cancer Medications

February 21, 2013
Download MP3 (6.78 MB/7:24)

In this podcast, we discuss how to safely handle, store, and dispose of medications used to treat cancer and cancer-related side effects.

Finding a New Doctor

April 30, 2012
Download MP3 (3.75 MB/4:06)

In this podcast, we talk about how to cope when switching to a new doctor, where to search for oncologists, and how to narrow down your list of doctors to find the right one for you.

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