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In today’s podcast, we will discuss direct-to-consumer genetic testing. You may have seen these at-home genetic testing kits advertised on television or the internet. Genetic testing can be used to estimate a person's risk of developing specific diseases, such as cancer. However, direct-to-consumer genetic testing may have significant limitations, and the decision to be tested for cancer risk is complex. This podcast will be led by Dr. Nadine Tung, the Director of the Cancer Risk and Prevention Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Patient-reported outcomes, or PROs, are anything reported directly by the patient, such as symptoms or emotions. In today’s podcast, Dr. Lee Schwartzberg discusses his article, “Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes: The Time Is Ripe for Integration Into Patient Care and Clinical Research,” and explains how electronic PRO systems can help improve communication between patients and their health care team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.