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.

The Cancer.Net Podcasts series has been awarded a Merit Award in the Digital Health Awards competition, which recognizes high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals. The awards are organized by the Health Information Resource Center. Learn more about Cancer.Net awards and recognition.

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. Full written transcripts are available.

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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Podcast transcripts were funded (in part) by the Conquer Cancer Mission Endowment Fund. 

July 19, 2018
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This podcast features an interview with Martha “Meg” Gaines, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the Center for Patient Partnerships. She shares her personal experience with cancer and explains how it led her to advocate for others with cancer and found the Center for Patient Partnerships. She also discusses patient-centered care, and shares tips for patient advocates.

July 17, 2018
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The ASCO Annual Meeting brings together physicians, researchers, patient advocates, and other health care professionals to discuss the latest in cancer care. The research presented at this meeting frequently leads to treatment advances and new ways to improve the quality of life for people with cancer. In today’s podcast, Cancer.Net Associate Editors share their thoughts on the most exiting and practice-changing news to come out of the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.

May 21, 2018
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Approximately 70% of people diagnosed with cancer are 65 or older, and often older adults with cancer have different needs and concerns than young adults or children. In this podcast, we will discuss new recommendations from ASCO about how doctors can assess older adults in order to ensure they get the care they need.

May 8, 2018
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In this podcast, Dr. Paul Celano discusses what patients should know when taking medication for cancer treatment, including tips for safely storing the medication, special considerations for oral chemotherapy and opioids, as well as resources to help dispose of unneeded or expired medications.

March 5, 2018
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In this podcast, Professor Nicholas Turner discusses liquid biopsy, which is a procedure that uses blood to test for cancer in the body. 

February 28, 2018
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Treatment for head and neck cancer can often cause side effects that make it difficult to eat. In this podcast, dietitians Maureen Gardner and Annette Goldberg discuss several side effects that may be caused by head and neck cancer treatment and offer tips for managing these side effects and taking in enough nutrients, including information about feeding tubes.

February 16, 2018
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In this podcast, Dr. Timothy Gilligan will discuss new research presented at the 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care and Research, held February 16-17 in Orlando, Florida. This multidisciplinary meeting brings together primary care physicians, oncologists, patient advocates, and others to discuss ways to address cancer survivors’ unique concerns. 

The research discussed in this podcast includes mention of suicide. If you need help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

February 14, 2018
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Research into new forms of biologic therapy, such as immunotherapy or targeted therapy, have made dramatic advances in treating and managing cancer, but these therapies can be very expensive. You may be familiar with generic drugs, which are identical copies of brand-name drugs, and are often much cheaper. However, the manufacturing process for biologic therapies is so complex, it is not possible for a different manufacturer to make an identical copy. In this podcast, Dr. Gary Lyman discusses biosimilar agents, which are similar, but not identical, copies of these drugs. 

January 25, 2018
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In today’s podcast, we’ll discuss some of the new research that was presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held December fifth through ninth in San Antonio, Texas. This podcast will be led by Cancer.Net Associate Editor, Dr. Erica Mayer. 

January 9, 2018
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In today’s podcast, Cancer.Net Associate Editor, Dr. Michael Williams will discuss some of the new research that was presented at the 2017 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, held December ninth through twelfth in Atlanta, Georgia.

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