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. 

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.

November 7, 2017
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In today’s podcast, Dr. Noelle LoConte discusses the relationship between alcohol use and cancer, and explains why ASCO has released a statement on this topic. 

October 31, 2017
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There are many benefits to being physically active during and after cancer treatment. However, the side effects of cancer treatment can make it challenging to get to a gym or complete standard exercises. In this podcast, we discuss these challenges, tips for staying physically active, and the benefits of participating in a fitness program designed for cancer survivors, like LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. 

September 26, 2017
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A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that has some specific neurological effects. In today’s podcast, Annette Goldberg talks with Dr. Roy Strowd about this diet, its history, and its potential benefits in people with certain types of brain tumors.

September 7, 2017
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Many people with cancer receive long-term therapy after their primary cancer treatment—such as surgery or chemotherapy—has ended, in order reduce the risk of their cancer returning or worsening. In today’s podcast, Dr. Ryan Nipp discusses the unique challenges faced by people who receive this extended therapy and their caregivers. Dr. Nipp also talks about the importance of survivorship care plans and having open communication between patients and their health care team in addressing these challenges.

September 5, 2017
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The ASCO Annual Meeting is the premier educational and scientific event where physicians, researchers, and other health care professionals gather to discuss the latest in cancer care and treatment. In today’s podcast, Cancer.Net Associate Editors answer this question: “What was the most exciting or practice-changing news you heard at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting?”

August 29, 2017
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In today’s podcast, Dr. Judith Paice discusses options for managing cancer-related pain, including opioid medications, and medication-free alternatives. She also discusses the use of cannabinoids, which are derived from marijuana, including recent clinical research and associated risks and barriers. 

August 22, 2017
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In today’s podcast, we’ll discuss some of the new research that was presented at the 3rd World Congress on Thyroid Cancer, held July 27th through 30th in Boston, Massachusetts. This podcast will be led by Cancer.Net Associate Editor, Dr. Ezra Cohen. 

August 17, 2017
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The ASCO Annual Meeting is the premier educational and scientific event where physicians, researchers, and other health care professionals gather to discuss the latest in cancer care and treatment. In today’s podcast, Cancer.Net Associate Editors answer this question: “What was the most exciting or practice-changing news you heard at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting?”

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