73 episodes

Understanding Childhood Cancer with Dr Geoff.

Understanding Childhood Cancer With Dr Geoff Dr Geoff

    • Science
    • 5.0, 27 Ratings

Understanding Childhood Cancer with Dr Geoff.

    DIPG: what do these letters stand for?

    DIPG: what do these letters stand for?

    DIPG is a type of brain tumor which occurs in children. This episode explains what the letters mean.

    • 19 min
    Chemotherapy 7: Ifosfamide

    Chemotherapy 7: Ifosfamide

    Ifosfamide is another chemotherapy drug, used particularly in certain sarcomas and certain patients with leukaemia. This episode explains how it is given, and common and rare side effects.

    • 22 min
    Why does my child need a heart test? Echo's and ECG's.

    Why does my child need a heart test? Echo's and ECG's.

    We often need to evaluate heart function during chemotherapy. This episode explains what the tests are, and why we need to do them.

    • 16 min
    Highlights of ASCO: Two transplants for neuroblastoma??

    Highlights of ASCO: Two transplants for neuroblastoma??

    At the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in June 2016, a study was presented looking at using two autologous bone marrow transplants in neuroblastoma. The results were exciting....

    • 30 min
    "A Selfless Act": my reading of an article on clinical trials in childhood cancer.

    "A Selfless Act": my reading of an article on clinical trials in childhood cancer.

    In this episode I read out for you an article written by Dr Susan Cohn from the University of Chicago. Dr Cohn is an eminent paediatric oncologist, and a world expert on children's cancer trials, particularly in neuroblastoma.

    • 17 min
    Residents, fellows, registrars; who are all these doctors?

    Residents, fellows, registrars; who are all these doctors?

    When families find themselves in a hospital, they meet all sorts of doctors with all sorts of titles, residents, interns, fellows, registrars. This episode explains who's who in the childhood cancer medical team.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

😊🥰🤷🏼‍♀️💋 ,

Perfect! Wish there were more.

If you are a parent/relative/friend, new to the world children’s cancer, this series is fantastic for learning a lot more about what is going on. Listen to the episodes relevant to you, only problem is, it may leave you wanting more of them.
All the best to you and your family.

Paisley94 ,

11/10

Truely inspirational. Great for people with little science background knowledge but also great for medical students wanting to know the basics of paediatric oncology.

alex_9.0 ,

Alex

Great resource for all parents and guardians of kids with cancer. Thank you Dr Geoff

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