Weston Park Cancer Charity Podcast

Weston Park Cancer Charity Podcast

This podcast is brought to you by Weston Park Cancer Charity; sharing stories about our work, what we do and the people we support. From funding life-saving research to providing practical help and emotional support, it’s our job to care in every sense for our patients and their families. Cancer changes everything. But so do we.

Episodes

November 15, 2021 14 min

As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we talk to Professor Angela Cox from the University of Sheffield, who is using our funding to develop a blood test for earlier diagnosis of lung cancer.

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In the second of our two clinical trials episodes, we talk to Professor Sarah Danson, Sheffield Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre Clinical Lead, to learn more about early phase trials, and how the Charity's funding helps to offer brand new treatments to Weston Park patients.

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June 8, 2021 15 min

In the first of our two episodes about clinical trials, we hear from Professor Jon Wadsley, Clinical Director of the Cancer Clinical Trials Centre at Weston Park, about what clinical trials are, how they can benefit cancer patients, and how the Charity supports them.

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December 18, 2020 15 min

Hear about the ways we can support you through financial difficulty. Advice Worker Dave Owen discusses expert benefits advice; and Information and Support Radiographer Emily Howarth explains our emergency hardship grants.

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December 16, 2020 16 min

We talk to Steve Chu, Chief Executive at Age UK Sheffield, about the Independent Living Coordination Service, a joint project between Age UK Sheffield and Weston Park Cancer Charity to support older people living with cancer.

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October 29, 2020 13 min

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we talk to Professor Ingunn Holen from the University of Sheffield about the work she's doing with our funding, researching ways to stop breast cancer recurrence.

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October 12, 2020 14 min

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we talk to Dr Penelope Ottewell from the University of Sheffield about the work she's doing with our funding, researching better treatments for secondary breast cancer in the bone.

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June 11, 2020 11 min

Learn more about mindfulness, one of the services we offer through our support centre. Specialist practitioner Fran Ball explains what mindfulness is and how it can benefit people affected by cancer, and gives a short mindfulness taster session to try it out.

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March 26, 2020 10 min

2020 is a big year for Weston Park, as the hospital turns 50 and the charity turns 25. Professor Barry Hancock talks about the history of both, and the changing ways they treat and support people affected by cancer.

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March 12, 2020 9 min

In our first episode, we hear from our Chief Executive Sam Dixon about some of the changes that the charity has been through recently and what that means for the support that we are able to offer people in the region, living with and beyond cancer.

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