Cancer.Net Podcasts

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.  

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. 

July 19, 2016
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In today’s podcast, ASCO’s Chief Medical Officer (2013–2021), Dr. Richard Schilsky, discusses ASCO’s first-ever clinical trial, the Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry, or TAPUR Study. The TAPUR Study is a clinical trial for people with later-stage cancer, focused on whether specific targeted therapies can benefit more patients and lead to more personalized treatments.  Dr. Schilsky explains the objectives of the study, and provides information about who might be eligible to participate, as well as what is involved.

June 16, 2016
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In today’s podcast, Suzanne Dixon and Annette Goldberg discuss and dispel several common myths about nutrition and cancer.  Suzanne Dixon is a Registered Dietitian and Epidemiologist, with a nutrition and research consulting business in Portland, Oregon. Annette Goldberg is an Outpatient Dietitian at the Boston Medical Center Cancer Care Center.

May 24, 2016
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Over 60% of people who have cancer are 65 or older. In today’s podcast, we will discuss some of the unique challenges older adults with cancer may face, including special considerations for preparing for and recovering from surgery. 

May 3, 2016
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In today’s podcast, Peggy Burhenn, a nurse and professional practice leader in Geriatric Oncology at City of Hope National Medical Center discusses several strategies for getting a better night’s sleep.  

April 21, 2016
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In today’s podcast, Cancer.Net Advisory Panelist Dr. Arash Asher talks to Dr. An Ngo-Huang about prehabilitation and why it is becoming a more common element of cancer treatment. 

March 17, 2016
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In today’s podcast, Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation co-founders Peter Brown and Vicki Sardi-Brown tell the story of their son Mattie’s journey with cancer, and explain how it inspired them to advocate for the development of evidence-based psychosocial standards of care for children with cancer and their families. 

March 8, 2016
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Palliative care focuses on preventing, managing, and relieving the symptoms of cancer and the side effects of cancer treatment. In this podcast, Dr. Kavitha Ramchandran discusses the basics of palliative care, including when a person with cancer should consider palliative care and the role of a multidisciplinary palliative care team. 

February 16, 2016
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Some side effects of cancer treatment—such as taste changes and appetite loss—can prevent a person receiving cancer treatment from eating and drinking enough. In this podcast, oncology dietitians Maureen Gardner and Annette Goldberg will discuss how they work with people with cancer and their families to address these and other common nutrition concerns.

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