Speaking of SurgOnc

Speaking of SurgOnc

"Speaking of SurgOnc" is a podcast series brought to you by the Annals of Surgical Oncology (ASO) and the Society of Surgical Oncology(SSO). Dr. Frederick L. (Rick) Greene, ASO Deputy Editor, will explore and expand upon ideas and concepts described in articles published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Greene will interview authors and leading experts about topics of current importance in surgical oncology.

Episodes

July 13, 2022 9 min

Rick Greene, MD, and Samilia Obeng-Gyasi, MD, MPH, discuss the effect of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act on patterns of surgical care among low-income breast cancer patients. Dr. Obeng-Gyasi is author of “Is Medicaid Expansion Narrowing Gaps in Surgical Disparities for Low-Income Breast Cancer Patients?

Dr. Obeng-Gyasi is Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology at The Ohio State Univers...

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Rick Greene, MD, and Mark Truty, MD, discuss the role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, including the optimal treatment of patients who do not respond to first-line chemotherapy or develop toxicities. Dr. Truty is author of, “Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Switch in Borderline Resectable/Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer.” Dr. Truty is Associate Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, where his...

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Rick Greene, MD, and Adam Berger, MD, discuss a shift away from nonurgent and preventative medical care due to the pandemic, related changes in presentation of melanoma patients in surgical clinics, and the likely impact on melanoma diagnoses and prognoses.

Dr. Berger is author of, “COVID-19 Is Affecting the Presentation and Treatment of Melanoma Patients in the Northeastern United States.” Dr. Berger is Chief of Melanoma for the m...

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Rick Greene, MD, and Nicole Lopez, MD, discuss a watch and wait approach to treating rectal cancer with complete clinical response after neoadjuvant therapy, which reduces overall costs and increases effectiveness compared with radical resection. Dr. Lopez is author of, “Cost Effectiveness of Watch and Wait Versus Resection in Rectal Cancer Patients with Complete Clinical Response to Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation.”

Dr. Lopez is Direct...

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In this episode of Speaking of SurgOnc, Rick Greene, MD, and Mary Gemignani, MD, discuss quality of life outcomes associated with surgical management of early-stage breast cancer. Dr. Gemignani is author of the article, “A Comparison of Patient-Reported Outcomes After Breast-Conserving Surgery and Mastectomy with Implant Breast Reconstruction.” Dr. Gemignani is Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Attending Surg...

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In this episode of Speaking of SurgOnc, Rick Greene, MD and Lesly A. Dossett, MD, discuss meeting the needs of an increasingly culturally and racially diverse patient population, as well as support and recruitment of a surgical oncology workforce that better represents all minority groups. Dr. Dossett is author of the article, “Cultural Complications Curriculum: Applicability to Surgical Oncology Programs and Practices.”

Dr. Dosset...

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In this episode of Speaking of SurgOnc, Rick Greene, MD and Jonathan M. Hernandez, MD, discuss the need for surgical oncologists to keep informed of ongoing research in multiple arenas and the launch of a new editorial series to address current challenges in meeting this need. Dr. Hernandez is author of the editorial, “Introducing the Ongoing Clinical Trials in the Surgical Oncology Series.”

Dr. Hernandez is Associate Professor of ...

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In this episode of Speaking of SurgOnc, Rick Greene, MD and John H. Stewart, MD, discuss the unequal burden of melanoma between Blacks and whites in the United States and the differences in access to melanoma care. Dr. Stewart is author of the article, “Landmark Series on Disparities in Surgical Oncology: Melanoma.”

Dr. Stewart is Professor of Surgery, LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and is Center Director of the LSU Hea...

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In this episode of Speaking of SurgOnc, Rick Greene, MD and Kristin E. Rojas, MD, discuss the implementation of an opioid-sparing multimodal analgesia protocol for lumpectomy patients for pain management without a routine opioid prescription. Dr. Rojas is author of the article, “Opioid-Sparing Multimodal Analgesia Protocol for Lumpectomy Patients Results in Superior Postoperative Pain Control.”

Dr. Rojas is Assistant Professor of S...

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In this episode of Speaking of SurgOnc®, Rick Greene, MD, and Judy Boughey, MD, discuss the impact of COVID-19 on US clinical research at the local, cooperative group, and national level. Dr. Boughey is the author of the article, “Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Cancer Clinical Trials.”

Dr. Judy Boughey is Professor of Surgery in Division of Breast and Melanoma Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, ...

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Rick Greene, MD, and Elisa Port, MD, discuss surgeon adherence to NCCN guidelines and patterns of testing in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Dr. Port is author of, “Adherence to NCCN Guidelines for Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer Patients: Who Are We Missing?”

Dr. Port is Chief of Breast Surgery and Director of the Dubin Breast Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, and  Professor of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai...

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Rick Greene, MD and Nancy Cho, MD discuss the impact of the 2015 American Thyroid Association guideline change on clinical practice in low-risk differentiated thyroid cancer, specifically regarding the rate of completion thyroidectomy. Dr. Cho is author of the article, “Completion Thyroidectomy is Less Common Following Updated 2015 American Thyroid Association Guidelines.”

Dr. Cho is Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospi...

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Rick Greene, MD, and Courtney Balentine, MD, discuss race and gender disparities in the time from initial diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism to treatment with parathyroidectomy. Dr. Balentine is author of, "Race and Gender Disparities in Access to Parathyroidectomy: A Need to Change Processes for Diagnosis and Referral to Surgeons."

Dr. Balentine is Assistant Professor of General and Endocrine Surgery, and Co-Director of the ...

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Rick Greene, MD and Vivian Strong, MD discuss factors associated with quality-of-life recovery after gastrectomy. Dr. Strong is author of “Longitudinal Analysis of Quality-of-Life Recovery After Gastrectomy for Cancer.”

Dr. Strong is the Iris Cantor Endowed Chair and Attending Surgeon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University; and Vice Chair...

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Rick Greene, MD, and Melissa Hogg, MD, discuss the relationship of serum CA19-9 to other markers of response, and the related thresholds correlating to outcomes, following neoadjuvant therapy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Dr. Hogg is author of the article, “Serum CA19-9 Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy Predicts Tumor Size Reduction and Survival in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma.”

Dr. Hogg is the Director of HPB Surgery and Director of R...

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Rick Greene, MD, and Ken Tanabe, MD, discuss the need for surgical oncologists to remain focused on providing optimal care for our cancer patients while managing the demands that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impose. Dr. Tanabe is author of, "Surgical Oncologists and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guiding Cancer Patients Effectively through Turbulence and Change."

Dr. Tanabe is a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School ...

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Rick Greene, MD and Charlotte Ariyan, MD, PhD, discuss survival outcomes in patients with metastatic melanoma who were selected for surgery following checkpoint blockade. Dr. Ariyan is author of, “Survival Outcomes After Metastasectomy in Melanoma Patients Categorized by Response to Checkpoint Blockade.”

Dr. Ariyan is Associate Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, and a Surgeon with clinical expertise in melanoma an...

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Rick Greene, MD and Katie Egan, MD discuss the use of an educational intervention to decrease opioid consumption among breast surgery patients. Dr. Egan is author of the article, “Opioid Consumption Following Breast Surgery Decreases with a Brief Educational Intervention: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.”

Dr. Egan is Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident at The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.

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Rick Green, MD and Dr. Anna Weiss, MD discuss clinical trials that have defined the role of neoadjuvant endocrine therapy in patients with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. Dr. Weiss is author of “The Landmark Series: Neoadjuvant Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer.”

Dr. Weiss is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

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Rick Greene, MD, and Alexandra Gangi, MD and James Howe, MD, discuss current data regarding management of neuroendocrine liver metastases and future areas for study. Dr. Gangi and Dr. Howe are authors of “The Landmark Series: Neuroendocrine Tumor Liver Metastases.”

Dr. Gangi is Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgical Oncology and the Director of the Gastrointestinal Tumor Program at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, C...

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