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.... Show More

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The pharmaceutical industry's (often misunderstood) role in bringing novel therapies to cancer patients. Guest: David Schenkein, MD, General Partner at GV, Executive Chairman of Agios Pharmaceuticals and Adjunct Attending Physician in Hematology at Tufts Medical Center. Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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Management of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. Guest: Thomas Fahey, MD, Chief of Endocrine Surgery, Director of the Endocrine Oncology Program and Attending Surgeon at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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November 25, 2019
The 15 most interesting and impactful lymphoma abstracts to be presented at the 2019 meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), according to Dr. John Leonard. Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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Cancer patients can make informed treatment decisions if they have a realistic sense of what lies ahead. Guest: Holly Prigerson, PhD, Co-Director of the Cornell Center for Research on End-of-Life Care at Weill Cornell Medicine. Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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What radiation is, and how it's used to treat cancer. Guest: Himanshu Nagar, MD, radiation oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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How bladder cancer biology can be used to inform treatment decisions. Guest: Bishoy Faltas, MD, physician-scientist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Director of Bladder Cancer Research at the Englander Institute of Precision Medicine. Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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A review of some of the most significant research presented at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. Guest: Manish Shah, MD, Director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program and Chief of the Solid Tumor Service at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hosp...
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How lifestyle factors such as diet and physical inactivity may contribute to the development and progression of cancer. Guest: Andrew Dannenberg, MD, Associate Director of Cancer Prevention at the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine. Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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Hot topics in lung cancer, including screening, immunotherapy, vaping, and more.

Guest: Brendon Stiles, MD, thoracic surgeon at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. 

Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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Fertility preservation options for men and women with cancer.

Guest: Jennifer Levine, MD, pediatric hematologist-oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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The current state of myeloma therapy, plus the novel agents that may be next in line for FDA approval.

Guest: Adriana Rossi, MD, Associate Director of the Myeloma Center at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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How clinical trials can help physicians and researchers better care for and learn from people with cancer.

Guest: Monica Bertagnolli, MD, president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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November 20, 2018
The 15 most interesting abstracts to be presented at the 2018 meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), according to Dr. John Leonard. Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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What all men and their loved ones should know about prostate cancer screening.

Guest: Jim Hu, MD, MPH, urologic oncologist and director of the Lefrak Center for Robotic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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The latest advances in caring for people with pancreatic cancer.

Guest: Allyson Ocean, MD, gastrointestinal oncologist and pancreatic cancer expert at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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How specific gene mutations can enable prediction of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) up to a decade prior to disease development.

Guest: Pinkal Desai, MD, hematologist and medical oncologist at the Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Leukemia Program.

Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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The functionality and significance of scalp-cooling technology.

Guest: Tessa Cigler, MD, MPH, Clinical Director of the Breast Center at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.



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The importance of patient advocacy and how those affected by cancer can make their voices heard. 

Guest: Meghan Gutierrez, Chief Executive Officer of the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

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How one patient, diagnosed with lymphoma at age 29, coped with the lifestyle changes brought about by cancer.

Guest: CC Webster, Hodgkin lymphoma survivor.

Host: John Leonard, M.D., world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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An expert synopsis of the hottest topics in cancer research and treatment, including precision medicine, immunotherapy, and liquid biopsies to capture circulating tumor DNA.

Guest: David Nanus, M.D., Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Host: John Leonard, M.D., world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospita...
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