Blood & Cancer

Blood & Cancer

Interview-style hematology/oncology podcast from MDedge Hematology-Oncology. The show is hosted by Dr. David Henry with Pearls from Dr. Ilana Yurkiewicz for clinical hematology and oncology health care professionals. The information in this podcast is provided for informational and educational purposes only.... Show More

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August 22, 2019 33 min

  William J. Gradishar, MD, of Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, chats with David H. Henry, MD, host of Blood & Cancer, to review some of the top breast cancer research presented at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Plus, in Clinical Correlation, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, of Stanford (Calif.) University, talks about dealing with help-seeking and help-rejecting patient... Read more

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August 15, 2019 34 min

  David Cella, PhD, of Northwestern University in Chicago, joins Blood & Cancer as the guest host for a conversation with Supriya Mohile, MD, MS, of the University of Rochester in N.Y., on geriatric oncology and the best tools to assess the fitness of older patients with cancer. In Clinical Correlation, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, of Stanford (Calif.) University, talks about social support and what happens when there isn’t a supportive f... Read more

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August 15, 2019 34 min

  David Cella, PhD, of Northwestern University in Chicago, joins Blood & Cancer as the guest host for a conversation with Supriya Mohile, MD, MS, of the University of Rochester in N.Y., on geriatric oncology and the best tools to assess the fitness of older patients with cancer. In Clinical Correlation, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, of Stanford (Calif.) University, talks about social support and what happens when there isn’t a supportive f... Read more

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August 8, 2019 30 min

David L. Streiner, PhD, of McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont., and the University of Toronto, joins Blood & Cancer host David Henry, MD, of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, to explain what P values actually measure and how they both help and hinder the interpretation of clinical research findings. Plus, in Clinical Correlation, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, of Stanford (Calif.) University, explores how quickly cancer can turn into ban... Read more

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August 1, 2019 35 min

Edward S. Kim, MD, of Levine Cancer Institute at Atrium Health in Charlotte, N.C., chats with David H. Henry, MD, host of Blood & Cancer, about how to perform clinical trials in the community oncology setting. Plus, in Clinical Correlation, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, of Stanford (Calif.) University, discusses a byproduct of our fragmented health care system – patients having to hear the same bad news repeated over and over. Show notes  ... Read more

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Ginah Nightingale, PharmD, of the Jefferson College of Pharmacy at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia chats with David H. Henry, MD, host of Blood & Cancer, about the definition of polypharmacy and the challenges it poses in treating older cancer patients. Plus, in Clinical Correlation, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, of Stanford (Calif.) University, talks about the waiting that cancer patients face. Show notes Older adults compri... Read more

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Pancreatic cancer and clinical trials   David H. Henry, MD, host of Blood & Cancer, is on location at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology during this podcast, speaking with Davendra Sohal, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Sohal presented preliminary results from SWOG S1505, a phase 2 study on neoadjuvant chemotherapy for resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Plus, in Clinical Correlation, Ilana Yurk... Read more

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David H. Henry, MD, host of Blood & Cancer, is joined by two experts on the financial toxicity of cancer. Melissa Monak and Kimberly Bell, both of the Cleveland Clinic, presented research at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology on the implementation of a financial navigation program at the Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Center. In this podcast, they discuss the findings of their research and how j... Read more

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July 5, 2019 26 min

Episode 26:  ICYMI: Immunotherapy side effects in the ED In this special edition podcast, Blood & Cancer revisits an interview on the complications of immunotherapy, particularly how cancer patients present in the emergency department. David H. Henry, MD, of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, interviews emergency department physician Maura Sammon, MD, of Temple University, Philadelphia, about what happens when cancer patients com... Read more

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Episode 24:   David H. Henry, MD, host of Blood & Cancer, is on location at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in this podcast. Dr. Henry speaks with one of his own residents, Ronak Mistry, DO, about recent research among “bloodless medicine” patients, iron deficiency, and the ASCO experience. Plus, in Clinical Correlation, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, of Stanford (Calif.) University, talks about what hap... Read more

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June 22, 2019 38 min

Alan P. Lyss, MD, a medical oncologist in community practice at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, joins Blood & Cancer host David H. Henry, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, to break down the most interesting and practice-changing studies at the recent 2019 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Complete show notes by Ronak H. Mistry, DO, resident in the department of internal m... Read more

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Episode 22: David Scadden, MD, of Harvard University Medical School, Boston, joins Blood & Cancer host David H. Henry, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, for a conversation about his book, “Cancerland: A Medical Memoir,” as well as immunotherapy and the challenge of patient care in the EHR age. Plus, in Clinical Correlation, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, of Stanford (Calif.) University talks about enrolling patients in cl... Read more

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June 13, 2019 30 min

  David Cella, PhD, of Northwestern University in Chicago, joins Blood & Cancer as the guest host for a conversation on patient-reported outcomes and how to apply them in oncology clinical practice with Ethan Basch, MD, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In Clinical Correlation, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, of Stanford (Calif.) University, talks about invisible illness and what it’s like for a patient to be dying but appear... Read more

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James C. Reynolds, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, joins Blood & Cancer host David H. Henry, MD, also of the University of Pennsylvania, to discuss the ins and outs of constipation among cancer patients: how to recognize it, how to treat it, and why you need to ask about it. Plus, in Clinical Correlation, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, of Stanford (Calif.) University talks about those tough phone calls. You can interact... Read more

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In this bonus edition, MDedge Postcasts voice Nick Andrews brings an interview from our sister show, the Postcall Podcast with Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD.  You can learn more about the Postcall Podcast by clicking here. Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, is a hem/onc fellow at Stanford. She writes the Hard Questions Column for MDedge Hematology/Oncology and writes/records/produces the Clinical Correlation segment of Blood & Cancer, the official podca... Read more

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May 30, 2019 33 min

  David Cella, PhD, and Lisa Wu, PhD, both of Northwestern University in Chicago, discuss fatigue and sleep disturbance related to cancer – its prevalence and possible treatments -- in this episode of Blood & Cancer.   In Clinical Correlation (29:45), Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, of Stanford (Calif.) University, shares a case that highlights the resilience that patients show in the face of cancer, and asks: Can a positive attitude impro... Read more

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May 23, 2019 27 min

Episode 17: David L. Streiner, PhD, of McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont., and the University of Toronto, joins Blood & Cancer host David Henry, MD, of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, to talk hazard ratios and P values as they examine the clinical relevance of findings from a phase 3 trial.   In Clinical Correlation, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, of Stanford (Calif.) University, talks about how to balance family versus patient prefer... Read more

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Howard “Skip” Burris, MD, the chief medical officer of Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute in Nashville, Tenn., joins the podcast as the guest host for a discussion of PD1 and PDL1 in the treatment of lung cancer. Dr. Burris interviews Melissa Johnson, MD, the associate director of lung cancer research at Sarah Cannon. Plus, in Clinical Correlation, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, of Stanford (Calif.) University dives into the financial realities ... Read more

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Episode 15   Host David Henry, MD, welcomes David J. Kuter, MD, of Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital to talk about idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. He answers questions like: what are the causes? When do you treat? In Clinical Correlation this week, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, explores pregnant patients.    Show notes By Hitomi Hosoya, MD, PhD, resident in the department of internal medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital of the Uni... Read more

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  Howard “Skip” Burris, MD, the chief medical officer at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute in Nashville, Tenn., joins the podcast as a guest host for a discussion on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy with Helen Heslop, MD, of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. Dr. Heslop, who has been a leader in CAR T-cell therapy research, recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Blood and Marrow T... Read more

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