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Dr. Jack West reviews emerging new information and controversial topics in health care in general, cancer treatment in particular.

The Beacon H. Jack West, MD

    • Medicine
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Dr. Jack West reviews emerging new information and controversial topics in health care in general, cancer treatment in particular.

    Sarah Mojarad: Social Media Training in Science and Medicine

    Sarah Mojarad: Social Media Training in Science and Medicine

    Host Dr. Jack West speaks with Sarah Mojarad, communications expert training scientists and medical students in how to integrate social media and build an online brand to extend the reach of their work while maintaining professionalism.

    • 28 min
    Cancer Care in a Pandemic: Challenging the Status Quo

    Cancer Care in a Pandemic: Challenging the Status Quo

    Dr. Jack West, medical oncologist at City of Hope Cancer Center, considers how the risks & new medical landscape borne of COVID-19 is streamlining cancer care in some constructive ways and bringing overdue advances to how we run clinics & meetings.

    • 14 min
    Dr. Christian Rolfo: Living and Working in 3 Continents, Now Working on Early Therapeutics, Liquid Biopsies, & Global Oncology

    Dr. Christian Rolfo: Living and Working in 3 Continents, Now Working on Early Therapeutics, Liquid Biopsies, & Global Oncology

    Dr. Christian Rolfo, now at University of Maryland after training in Argentina, Italy, & other parts of Europe, speaks with Dr. West about his focus on phase I clinical trials & liquid biopsies, and having close connections with people around the world.

    • 42 min
    Dr. Nate Pennell: Social Media, Virtual Learning, and Medical Mega-Conferences

    Dr. Nate Pennell: Social Media, Virtual Learning, and Medical Mega-Conferences

    Host Jack West speaks with Dr. Nate Pennell of Cleveland Clinic about his path into thoracic oncology, the role of social media, & uncertainty about larger medical conferences & a growing place for virtual learning in the wake of a COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 36 min
    Drs. Jack West and Charu Aggarwal: New Data on Liquid Biopsies, Tumor Mutational Burden, and Choosing Optimal Systemic Therapy Today

    Drs. Jack West and Charu Aggarwal: New Data on Liquid Biopsies, Tumor Mutational Burden, and Choosing Optimal Systemic Therapy Today

    Dr. Charu Aggarwal from University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center joins Dr. Jack West to discuss new data on plasma-based testing for tumor mutational burden (TMB) & the current state of liquid biopsies, TMB, & immunotherapy-based options today.

    • 36 min
    Dr. Jarushka Naidoo: South African TV Personality, Dublin Medical Trainee, Shakespearean Stage Actor, and Johns Hopkins Immunotherapy Toxicity Expert

    Dr. Jarushka Naidoo: South African TV Personality, Dublin Medical Trainee, Shakespearean Stage Actor, and Johns Hopkins Immunotherapy Toxicity Expert

    Dr. Jarushka Naidoo, medical oncologist at Johns Hopkins, speaks with host Jack West about her path from childhood TV star in South Africa, to medical training and stage acting in Dublin, to US-based expert on toxicities of cancer immunotherapy.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Big fan

Love the back story for each person he interviews. A real in depth look at some leaders in cancer care.

Top notch podcast ,

Top notch podcast

Really enjoying this podcast. I think it's the best one in oncology today. Jack is very objective and open-minded but doesn't stray from discussing controversial issues. Guests are terrific.

Nina Sanford ,

5 stars

I am a huge fan of this podcast, and love learning more about the “rising giants” in oncology. Particularly enjoy the combination of research updates with personal journeys/stories of these amazingly accomplished and amazingly diverse individuals - makes our growing oncology world feel a little closer.

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