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For a variety of podcasts designed for professionals in the field of oncology, see the ASCO Podcasts.
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.
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.
Nicholas Vogelzang, MD, discusses the research highlights from the 2011 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in Orlando, Florida, including research on prostate cancer.
In this podcast, Dr. Charles Loprinzi discusses an essay from that deals with the importance of talking about end-of-life care.
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 .
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.
In this podcast, Dr. Charles Loprinzi discusses an essay from that deals with the challenge of deciding when to continue or stop treatment.
In this podcast, Dr. Charles Loprinzi discusses several essays from that deal with the difficulty of choosing treatment options when a person has advanced cancer.
In this podcast, Dr. Charles Loprinzi provides an introduction to ASCO's The Art of Oncology series. This series is a collection of essays written by doctors about the most difficult conversations that patients and doctors have, including topics such as understanding the chance of recovery, choosing a treatment plan, relieving symptoms and side effects, and end-of-life planning.