CancerCast

CancerCast

New scientific developments are transforming the future of cancer treatment and care. Hosted by world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist Dr. John Leonard, CancerCast is your window into research breakthroughs, innovative therapies and honest accounts of living with and beyond cancer. Questions or suggestions? Email us at cancercast@med.cornell.edu.

Episodes

March 27, 2024
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The skeletal system keeps the body upright, but did you know that the bones play a number of pivotal roles in the body? From storing minerals to providing the home for new cell creation, the body’s bones are dynamic and critical to the body in various ways. Wh...

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Pancreatic cancer can be a difficult cancer to diagnose and treat because symptoms don’t often appear until the disease is very advanced. New imaging techniques, personalized therapies and genetic knowledge are helping to change the landscape, as well ...

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November 29, 2023
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Dr. John Leonard shares his list of the 10 most interesting lymphoma-related abstracts to be presented at the 2023 meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). The ASH annual meeting brings together blood cancer experts from around the world to present the most exciti...

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July 31, 2023
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The 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, Annual Meeting brought together oncologists from around the world to share cutting-edge updates and scientific advancements. Every year, two of Weill Cornell Medicine’s top experts come together to discuss the latest...

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a-deep-dive-into-cancer-geneticsEvery child inherits a set of “germline” DNA from each of their biological parents. At times there are also mutations that are passed down. This differs from what are referred to as “somatic” mutations that are only present in cancer cells, but not in every cel...
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nutrition-advice-along-the-cancer-care-journeyNutrition plays an important role in cancer care, including helping people to navigate treatment side effects. Many people like to dish out diet advice, but for cancer patients, there are unique considerations to be mindful of before, during, and ...
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advances-in-colorectal-cancer-care-and-new-surgical-techniquesColorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States with an increasing number of new diagnoses under the age of 55. Screening guidelines continue to evolve in an effort to find these cancers at an ear...
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November 29, 2022
leonard-list-2022Dr. John Leonard shares his list of the 10 most interesting and impactful lymphoma and blood cancer abstracts to be presented at the 2022 meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). This episode also features 5 “bonus” podcast-only abstract selections in addition to ...
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November 18, 2022
lung-cancer-an-overviewLung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, yet it receives far less research funding than other common cancers, in part due to the stigma surrounding this disease. However, smoking is not the only risk factor – many patients are diagnosed with lung cancer who hav...
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October 21, 2022
detecting-breast-cancerBreast cancer screening aims to catch breast abnormalities and cancers early, often before the onset of physical symptoms. There are many tools available including mammography, ultrasound, and MRI as well as image-assisted biopsies. Depending on cancer risk, breast dens...
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chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cllChronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) accounts for about one-fourth of all new leukemia cases and diagnosis typically comes from routine bloodwork. While most cases result in a watch-and-wait strategy, understanding the underpinnings of this disease has helped adv...
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August 29, 2022
pain-managementPain is one of the most common, but complex symptoms for cancer patients. Both cancer and its treatments can cause pain and managing this pain is a personalized process. While there are numerous pharmacological and non-drug based approaches, improving pain can significantly imp...
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breaking-down-kidney-cancerKidney cancer is among the ten most common forms of cancer with about 79,000 new cases annually. It is often found incidentally but certain variables may increase risk, including factors such as family history, smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, and more. Kidney...
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June 30, 2022
asco-2022-highlightsGroundbreaking updates and scientific advancements were shared at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, a leading conference bringing together oncology professionals from around the world. This conversation covers top research presented acro...
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June 10, 2022
marijuana-as-medicineMarijuana, also known as cannabis, may evoke certain stigmas and associations, but when used in medicine, marijuana is a highly regulated botanical. If prescribed under proper guidance, medical marijuana can often be a helpful tool in cancer symptom management, from nause...
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the-promise-of-liquid-biopsiesPrecision medicine leverages genetic and genomic information to help create individualized treatment plans for cancer patients. One example is an emerging test called a liquid biopsy. While traditional biopsies use more invasive tissue samples, liquid biopsies us...
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disrupting-cancer-health-disparitiesWhile cancer screening methods and treatments have improved over the years, there are still significant barriers that prevent access to care for many individuals. Community outreach and engagement can help to combat these health disparities and dismantle my...
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from-transplants-to-car-t-cell-therapyProcedures involving stem cell and bone marrow transplants were one of the first successful forms of immunotherapy in cancer care. Recent scientific and medical advances have led to novel approaches making transplant safer and more effective than ever bef...
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what-to-know-about-cervical-other-gynecologic-cancersCervical cancer is the fourth most common form of women's cancer worldwide. While cervical cancer used to be the most common cause of cancer death for women, advances in testing and prevention – from the pap smear to the HPV vaccine – now m...
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December 1, 2021
leonard-list-2021For the fourth consecutive year, Dr. John Leonard shares his list of the 10 most interesting and impactful lymphoma and blood cancer abstracts – with 5 “bonus” podcast-only selections – to be presented at the 2021 meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).

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