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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December 29, 2020
How do COVID-19 vaccines work and are they safe for cancer patients? What to know about the latest updates in COVID-19 prevention and treatment.

Guest: Kristen Marks, MD, infectious disease expert who has led pivotal research on COVID prevention and treatment at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Pr...
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From the bench to the bedside -- how translational research and multidisciplinary care impact treatment for people with cancer.

Guest: Manuel Hidalgo, MD, PhD, Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology 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, 2020
Dr. John Leonard provides his perspective on the 15 most interesting and impactful lymphoma and blood cancer abstracts to be presented at the 2020 meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).

Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist, and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
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Multidisciplinary management of breast cancer, and disease disparities among African American and white patients.

Guest: Lisa Newman, MD, Chief of the Section of Breast 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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Unique medical and psychosocial considerations for care of adolescents and young adults with lymphoma.

Guest: Lisa Roth, MD, Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Lymphoma Program 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 clinicians optimize care for people with prostate cancer.

Guest: Scott Tagawa, MD, Director of the Genitourinary (GU) Oncology Program 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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Cancers of the head and neck, and their risk factors and treatment options.

Guest: Doru Paul, MD, PhD, Director of the Head & Neck Cancer Program 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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July 24, 2020
What patients and their families should know following a brain tumor diagnosis.

Guest: Howard Fine, MD, Chief of the Division of Neuro-Oncology 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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What we know and have yet to learn about COVID-19 and its impact on people with cancer. Guest: Adrienne Phillips, MD, MPH, hematologist and medical oncologist at the Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Transplant Program. Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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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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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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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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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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