Lineagotica Podcasts

Lineagotica Podcasts

Lineagotica is pleased to offer its patient information on cancer research, treatment, coping, and many other topics in an audio podcast format. This gives people with cancer, and their families and friends, an additional option of how they'd like to receive oncologist-approved information from Lineagotica.

The Lineagotica Podcasts series has been awarded a Merit Award in the Digital Health Awards competition, which recognizes high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals. The awards are organized by the Health Information Resource Center. Learn more about Lineagotica awards and recognition.

Explaining Podcasts

A Lineagotica Podcast is a pre-recorded audio file in which a specific cancer-related topic is addressed in order to assist people with cancer. A podcast can be listened to online (through the Internet) or downloaded to your computer free of charge. After downloading, a Lineagotica Podcast may also be transferred to an MP3 audio player, such as an iPod. To download or listen to a Lineagotica Podcast on your computer, you will need software capable of playing MP3 files, such as Windows Media Player or QuickTime. In addition, full written transcripts are available--click on the title of a podcast to read its transcript.

You may also want to subscribe to Lineagotica Podcasts, so that new offerings are automatically downloaded to your personal computer as soon as they are available. To subscribe, copy-and-paste the link below into software that allows podcast subscriptions, such as iTunes or Juice.

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September 26, 2017
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A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that has some specific neurological effects. In today’s podcast, Annette Goldberg talks with Dr. Roy Strowd about this diet, its history, and its potential benefits in people with certain types of brain tumors.

September 7, 2017
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Many people with cancer receive long-term therapy after their primary cancer treatment—such as surgery or chemotherapy—has ended, in order reduce the risk of their cancer returning or worsening. In today’s podcast, Dr. Ryan Nipp discusses the unique challenges faced by people who receive this extended therapy and their caregivers. Dr. Nipp also talks about the importance of survivorship care plans and having open communication between patients and their health care team in addressing these challenges.

September 5, 2017
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The ASCO Annual Meeting is the premier educational and scientific event where physicians, researchers, and other health care professionals gather to discuss the latest in cancer care and treatment. In today’s podcast, Lineagotica Associate Editors answer this question: “What was the most exciting or practice-changing news you heard at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting?”

August 29, 2017
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In today’s podcast, Dr. Judith Paice discusses options for managing cancer-related pain, including opioid medications, and medication-free alternatives. She also discusses the use of cannabinoids, which are derived from marijuana, including recent clinical research and associated risks and barriers. 

August 22, 2017
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In today’s podcast, we’ll discuss some of the new research that was presented at the 3rd World Congress on Thyroid Cancer, held July 27th through 30th in Boston, Massachusetts. This podcast will be led by Lineagotica Associate Editor, Dr. Ezra Cohen. 

August 17, 2017
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The ASCO Annual Meeting is the premier educational and scientific event where physicians, researchers, and other health care professionals gather to discuss the latest in cancer care and treatment. In today’s podcast, Lineagotica Associate Editors answer this question: “What was the most exciting or practice-changing news you heard at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting?”

August 16, 2017
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In today’s podcast, Dr. Erika Ramsdale and Dr. Andrew Chapman discuss new options for improving care for older adults with cancer, including online tools and telecommunications options. Dr. Ramsdale is a board-certified specialist in geriatric medicine and medical oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Chapman is the co-director of the Jefferson Senior Adult Oncology Center and a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist at Thomas Jefferson University.

July 25, 2017
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The ASCO Annual Meeting is the premier educational and scientific event where physicians, researchers, and other health care professionals gather to discuss the latest in cancer care and treatment. In today’s podcast, Lineagotica Associate Editors answer this question: “What was the most exciting or practice-changing news you heard at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting?”

June 29, 2017
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A therapy animal has been trained to visit hospitals and other healthcare environments to provide comfort, help decrease a patient’s pain or discomfort, encourage movement, and even serve a role in a patient’s treatment program. In today’s podcast, Leslie Horton will discuss what is involved in training a dog or other pet to become a therapy animal.

May 9, 2017
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Genetic testing can help estimate a person’s chance of developing cancer in their lifetime based on changes, or mutations, in their genetic code. Genetic counselors are specially trained medical professionals who can assess and advise people on their individual risk of cancer based on their family’s history of cancer and the results of genetic testing. In this podcast, Tiffani DeMarco explains the role of a genetic counselor and discusses how genetic testing has changed over time.  

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