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Cancer Treatment and Research Progress Podcasts

The following episodes discuss improvements in cancer treatment -- or explain the significance of cancer research -- by University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center physicians, staff or patients.

The Cancer Aware podcast is part of the Michigan Medicine Podcast Network.

Fourth-year radiation oncology resident Dr. Jamie Takayesu, discusses her research on whether health care providers talk to women receiving radiation for genitourinary cancer about sexual health and function as much as they do men. Listen to her break down the multifaceted disparity and suggests some potential solutions to bridge the gap.

Read/download ASTRO podcast transcript.

Dr. Goutham Narla, division chief of genetic medicine in the department of medicine at University of Michigan discusses how his lab pivoted in order to continue much needed cancer research during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read/download the Cancer Research During COVID transcript.

Michigan Medicine radiation oncologist, Shruti Jolly gives the lowdown on radiation therapy. Topics include safety, types of treatments, equipment and the team of people behind a radiation treatment plan.

Read/download the 411 on Radiation Therapy transcript.

Dr. Daniel Hayes, breast oncologist at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center talks about progress in cancer care and treatment since he started practicing in the late 70s. He also shares his views of what the future holds and needs to help eventually cure all cancers.

Read/download the Why Isn't There a Cure for Cancer? transcript.

Cancer rehabilitation is a key part to recovery and survivorship for many cancer patients. Dr. Sean Smith, director of cancer rehabilitation talks about the importance after treatment to not only help with maintaining strength but also as a form of pain management.

Read/download the Cancer Rehabilitation transcript.

Using one's cells to attack and treat cancer continues to grow. Cellular therapy and in particular CAR T-cell therapy offers new opportunities to adult and pediatric patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. Dr. Monalisa Ghosh, Rogel Cancer Center oncologist talks about these treatments and and the future of cellular therapy.

Read/download the CAR-T transcript.

Ovarian cancer patient Trisha Goodridge talks about not only her cancer journey, but her recent journey on Route 66. With some planning and talking with her ovarian cancer team, she embarked on a three week journey across the United States in a classic car with a group of friends to take a road trip of a lifetime and share important information from the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance with people across the country to know the warning signs of ovarian cancer.

Read/download the Trisha Goodridge transcript.

Co-Director of the University of Michigan Center for Health Communications Research, Dr. Larry An, talks about the use of technology for health care prevention through Tips4Health and the future use of technology for patients health management.

Read/download the Technology for the Prevention of Cancer transcript.

Dr. Anne Schott, University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center's Associate Director of Clinical Research helps us understand clinical trials, the different types and how they move from the lab into treatment protocols.

Read/download the Clinical Trials transcript.

Cancer screenings, from colonoscopies to mammograms, are key to cancer detection. However, there are differing opinions on when and how often you need to get screened for the most common cancer screenings. While other cancers don't have a regular screening option or one at all. University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center Cancer AnswerLine nurse, Annette Schork gives the ins and outs of cancer screenings.

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