Cancer.Net Podcasts

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.

Digital Health Awards - winner.spring.2015 The Cancer.Net Podcasts series has been awarded a Merit Award in the Digital Health Awards (PDF) competition, which recognizes high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals. The awards are organized by the Health Information Resource Center.

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. In addition, full written transcripts are available--click on the title of a podcast to read its transcript.

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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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. 

August 8, 2016
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In today’s podcast, Cancer.Net Associate Editor Dr. Ezra Cohen discusses some of the research on head and neck cancer presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting. 

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