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.

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.

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

Melanoma Treatment Information: Ipilimumab and its Side Effects, with Lynn M. Schuchter, MD

May 26, 2011
Download MP3 (9.5 MB/10:22)

In March 2011, the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, approved a medication called ipilimumab, or Yervoy, for the treatment of later-stage melanoma. To help explain the treatment risks and side effects is Lynn M. Schuchter, MD

2011 ASCO Annual Meeting Highlights: May 18, 2011 Patient Advocate Teleconference, with Cancer.Net Editor-in-Chief Diane Blum, MSW, ASCO President George W. Sledge, Jr., MD, and Mark Kris, MD

May 19, 2011
Download MP3 (6.79 MB/59:20)

A recording of the May 18, 2011 teleconference for patient advocates on the news coming out of the 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting. It includes a discussion of research on HPV testing for cervical cancer, screening and a new treatment for ovarian cancer, PSA testing for prostate cancer, predicting the risk of nerve damage from chemotherapy, treatment for advanced cancers, and the effects of smoking for women with a high risk of breast cancer.

Cancer and the Workplace

May 2, 2011
Download MP3 (6.95 MB/7:35)

In this podcast, we discuss dealing with workplace discrimination after a cancer diagnosis.

Giving Patients a Way to Share Their Stories, with Evan Lipson, MD

April 4, 2011
Download MP3 (5.61 MB/6:08)

This podcast is led by ASCO member, Evan J. Lipson, MD. Dr. Lipson recently launched a website, called Seize the Days, that offers people with cancer and their families an opportunity to record and preserve audio interviews as a way to share their personal stories with others. In this podcast, Dr. Lipson discusses Seize the Days and provides stories from patients about how a cancer diagnosis affected their lives. ASCO would like to thank Dr. Lipson and his patients for sharing these stories.

Advanced Cancer Care Planning, with George Sledge, MD

February 23, 2011
Download MP3 (3.99 MB/4:21)

In this podcast, ASCO's president, Dr. George Sledge, discusses advanced cancer care planning. Advanced cancer care is cancer that cannot be cured. It's also called end-stage cancer or terminal cancer. However, incurable does not mean untreatable, and people with advanced cancer still have treatment options. ASCO is working with oncologists to help patients and their families talk about advanced cancer to identify the best individual treatment plan for each patient.

2011 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Highlights, with Nicholas Vogelzang, MD

February 15, 2011
Download MP3 (22.51 MB/24:35)

Nicholas Vogelzang, MD, discusses the research highlights from the 2011 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in Orlando, Florida, including research on prostate cancer.

The Art of Oncology - End-of-Life Care

January 31, 2011
Download MP3 (6.22 MB/6:47)

In this podcast, Dr. Charles Loprinzi discusses an essay from that deals with the importance of talking about end-of-life care.

The Art of Oncology - Palliative Care

January 24, 2011
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In this podcast, Dr. Charles Loprinzi discusses essays from that deal with the importance of treatment to relieve symptoms and improve a patient's quality of life, also called .

2011 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Highlights, with Morton Kahlenberg, MD

January 18, 2011
Download MP3 (17.09 MB/18:40)

Morton Kahlenberg, MD, discusses the research highlights from the 2011 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, California, including research on esophageal cancer, anal cancer, colorectal cancer, and gastrointestinal stromal tumor.

The Art of Oncology - When to Continue or Stop Treatment

January 17, 2011
Download MP3 (6.54 MB/7:08)

In this podcast, Dr. Charles Loprinzi discusses an essay from that deals with the challenge of deciding when to continue or stop treatment.