4 episodes

The Big Screen: How COVID-19 Disrupted and Reshaped Cancer Prevention is a limited educational series about the past, present, and future of cancer detection and its role in improving treatment and health outcomes. Each episode dives deep into the history and value of screening technology, inequities in who gets screened, the role of the pandemic in disrupting early detection, and how improved access and technological advancements in screening will save more lives.
The Big Screen is sponsored in part by Bristol Myers Squibb: Creating a Better Future for People with Cancer. Bristol Myers Squibb is inspired by a single vision — transforming patients’ lives through science. The goal of the company’s cancer research is to deliver medicines that offer each patient a better, healthier life and to make cure a possibility. For more information visit https://www.bms.com.
The Big Screen was also made possible in part with additional support from Daiichi Sankyo and Merck, and through our nonprofit partnership with Stupid Cancer, making adolescent and young adult cancer suck less since 2007. Learn more at https://stupidcancer.org.
OffScrip Health would like to further acknowledge and express our gratitude to the National Cancer Institute and the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention for their contributions to this series.

The Big Screen: How COVID-19 Disrupted and Reshaped Cancer Prevention OffScrip Health

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The Big Screen: How COVID-19 Disrupted and Reshaped Cancer Prevention is a limited educational series about the past, present, and future of cancer detection and its role in improving treatment and health outcomes. Each episode dives deep into the history and value of screening technology, inequities in who gets screened, the role of the pandemic in disrupting early detection, and how improved access and technological advancements in screening will save more lives.
The Big Screen is sponsored in part by Bristol Myers Squibb: Creating a Better Future for People with Cancer. Bristol Myers Squibb is inspired by a single vision — transforming patients’ lives through science. The goal of the company’s cancer research is to deliver medicines that offer each patient a better, healthier life and to make cure a possibility. For more information visit https://www.bms.com.
The Big Screen was also made possible in part with additional support from Daiichi Sankyo and Merck, and through our nonprofit partnership with Stupid Cancer, making adolescent and young adult cancer suck less since 2007. Learn more at https://stupidcancer.org.
OffScrip Health would like to further acknowledge and express our gratitude to the National Cancer Institute and the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention for their contributions to this series.

    Screening: The Next Generation

    Screening: The Next Generation

    Cancer screening has saved countless lives through the early detection of breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung cancer. But there are still so many forms of cancer that slip through the cracks. Now, developments in medical research — such as multi-cancer screening blood tests and genomic tests — are promising to revolutionize cancer diagnostics.

    In this episode, we talk to experts about the medical tech that is reshaping the field of early detection. Dr. Joseph Mikhael, Professor in the Applied Cancer Research and Drug Discovery Division at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, talks about the importance of multi-cancer early detection tests and genomics in detecting cancers that we don't currently screen for. Dr. Brian Druker, Director of the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, talks about his role in spearheading the field of precision-based early cancer detection. And Jody Hoyos, President and Chief Operating Officer of Prevent Cancer Foundation, advocates for the passage of the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act to ensure equitable access to life-saving biotech.

    The Big Screen is a product of OffScripHealth.

    To learn more about rescheduling your cancer screening appointments, visit https://www.preventcancer.org/back-on-the-books/.

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    • 27 min
    All the Makings of a Syndemic

    All the Makings of a Syndemic

    The rate of survivorship has dramatically increased since the 1980s as cancer screening improved and outreach efforts expanded access to testing. But in 2020 cancer diagnoses plummeted because of Covid-19. Lockdowns and medical anxiety forced patients to skip primary care appointments and an estimated 10 million screenings in the U.S. alone. Doctors fear that disruptions in doctor-patient relationships will continue to delay critical care for those who are unknowingly living with cancer, turning one health crisis into another. It's what experts are terming a syndemic — a synergistic pandemic.

    In this episode, we examine the personal stories and statistics behind this cancer-covid syndemic. Healthcare administrator Mary Garr talks about the emotional toll of delayed cancer diagnoses and treatment. And Dr. Philip Castle, Director of the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Prevention, talks about the devastating impact Covid19 is having on cancer survival rates.

    The Big Screen is a product of OffScripHealth.

    To learn more about rescheduling your cancer screening appointments, visit https://www.preventcancer.org/back-on-the-books/.




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    • 26 min
    The Fight Against Enemy X

    The Fight Against Enemy X

    Mammograms, colonoscopies, and Pap Smears are some of the tests that detect cancer at an early stage when it’s most treatable. But then Covid-19 hit and disrupted healthcare and screening as we know it. The CDC now estimates that there will be tens of thousands of additional cancer deaths in the United States because of delayed screenings during the pandemic. THE BIG SCREEN is a documentary podcast about the past, present, and future of cancer detection, its role in improving health outcomes, and what happens without it.

    In this episode, we put early detection under the microscope and uncover the fascinating history behind the technology that made cancer survivorship possible. Dr. Kirsten Gardner, Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas, San Antonio, recounts how women's groups kickstarted cancer awareness campaigns and started a movement that demanded better outcomes through early detection and treatment. And Dr. Lisa Richardson, Director of CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, talks about the importance of routine and accessible cancer screening for all.

    The Big Screen is a product of OffScripHealth.

    To learn more about rescheduling your cancer screening appointments, visit https://www.preventcancer.org/back-on-the-books/.

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 32 min
    Introducing: The Big Screen!

    Introducing: The Big Screen!

    The Big Screen: How COVID-19 Disrupted and Reshaped Cancer Prevention is an educational and documentary podcast about the past, present, and future of cancer detection and its role in improving treatment and health outcomes. The three-part series takes a close look at the history and value of screening technology, inequities in who gets screened, the role of the pandemic in disrupting early detection, and how improved access and technological advancements in screening will save more lives. 

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 3 min

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AMacDowellBK ,

Reminds me of Radio Lab

The impact of covid-19 on cancer screenings over the past two years has been devastating: so many more people are likely to learn they have cancer much later than they otherwise would have.

This show presents this grim information in a bright, unexpected way. The co-hosts are marvelous and delightful. I really enjoyed listening to it, and would love to hear more from this team.

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