The ASCO Daily News Podcast features oncologists discussing the latest research and therapies in their areas of expertise.
Prioritizing Care for Patients With Genitourinary Cancers Amid the Pandemic
Jeanny Aragon-Ching, MD, FACP, a medical oncologist and clinical program director of genitourinary (GU) cancers at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute, shares her concerns over the decline in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate and other GU cancers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and highlights promising clinical trials underway to advance the fields of prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers.
A New Era in Radiotherapy for Gastrointestinal Cancers
Daniel T. Chang, MD, a radiation oncologist and specialist in gastrointestinal cancers (GI) at the Stanford Cancer Institute discusses clinical trials that are potential game changers in the treatment of GI cancers. Dr. Chang also highlights the expanding use of SBRT to improve outcomes for patients and its growing impact in a new era of radiation oncology.
“Cancer Can’t Wait”: Why COVID-19 Must Not Obstruct Care
In today’s episode, we hear from Debra Patt, MD, MPH, PhD, FASCO, a breast cancer specialist and the Vice President of Texas Oncology, about an alarming decline in new cancer diagnosis among senior citizens in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Patt, who is also the editor-in-chief of JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics, discusses a new study that highlights the need to act to protect care now because it could take years for research to reveal the true impact of the pandemic.
2020 ASCO Quality Care Symposium Abstract Highlights
In today’s episode, we discuss the science presented during the ASCO20 Quality Care Symposium with the chair of the meeting, Dr. Dawn Hershman, leader of the Breast Cancer Program at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University. Dr. Hershman shares insights on key abstracts that addressed COVID-19, technology innovations, health care disparities, financial toxicity, and more.
Using the Hospital At Home Model of Care in Oncology
The Hospital at Home model of care is a promising program delivering acute care to patients with cancer outside of hospitals and clinics, especially in the era of COVID-19. In this episode, Kathi Mooney, PhD, RN, a distinguished professor of nursing at the University of Utah and co-leader of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, discusses the significant impact of her institution’s program, the first of its kind in the United States.
Spotlight on Immunotherapy
In this episode, we hear from Jason Luke, MD, FACP, a medical oncologist and director of the Cancer Immunotherapeutics Center at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. His clinical focus is on immunotherapy for advanced solid tumors as well as cutaneous malignancies and melanoma. Dr. Luke discusses a range of issues in immunotherapy, including clinical trials, toxicities, and next-generation therapies that will likely shape the future of the field.