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Posted on: Dec 12, 2013 09:28AM - edited Oct 5, 2014 01:45PM by Moderators

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Please go here to read about and listen to all our Podcasts! We will also be posting podcasts below as they air.

Note: Podcasts will be available in transcript form about 24 - 48 hours after the Podcasts have aired.

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Apr 10, 2018 03:17PM - edited Apr 10, 2018 03:17PM by Moderators

Immunotherapy for Breast Cancer: Part 1

March 28, 2018


Loi sherene

Dr. Sherene Loi is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating breast cancer. In addition to treating patients, particularly patients diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer, she also leads the Translation Breast Cancer Genomics and Therapeutics Laboratory at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia, where she is a professor. Much of her clinical research focuses on investigating new treatments, such as immunotherapy, especially for breast cancers that have become resistant to standard treatments.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Loi explain:

  • results from the PANACEA trial, which looked at using the immunotherapy medicine Keytruda (chemical name: pembrolizumab) along with Herceptin to treat Herceptin-resistant, HER2-positive, advanced-stage breast cancer that had high levels of PDL-1, a biomarker that indicates that Keytruda will be effective
  • how an immunotherapy medicine like Keytruda works
  • what tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are and why cancer tumors with high numbers of TILs seem to respond better to immunotherapy
  • side effects of immunotherapy medicines


Running time: 17:52

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Apr 10, 2018 03:18PM - edited Apr 17, 2018 02:00PM by Moderators

Managing Breast Cancer Surgery Side Effects

April 5, 2018


Miller alex photo

Dr. Alexander Miller is a surgical oncologist who specializes in treating breast cancer and people at high risk of the disease. Currently at the START Center for Cancer Care in San Antonio, Texas, he trained at MD Anderson and the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Miller has received awards for excellence in research, education, and patient care. He has been lead or collaborating researcher for several studies on breast cancer treatments, prevention, genetic testing, and the psychosocial experiences of people receiving cancer care.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Miller explain:

  • the most common side effects of both mastectomy and lumpectomy and how to manage them
  • why the risk of lymphedema, while still a concern, has gone down in the last 10 years
  • steps people can take before surgery to reduce the risk of side effects


Running time: 31:48

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Apr 17, 2018 02:01PM Moderators wrote:

The Bodice Project -- Heard in the Halls: Voices From the 2018 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

April 15, 2018

Stella kathryn podcast 1

Artist Kathryn Stella, vice president of The Bodice Project, discusses how the sculptural exhibit promotes inner healing among women and men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Running time: 3:44

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Apr 17, 2018 02:01PM Moderators wrote:

Evolving Mutations in Metastatic Breast Cancer

April 16, 2018

Nayar utthara

Dr. Utthara Nayar is a research fellow in medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Harvard medical School, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. A cancer biologist, her broad research focuses on the interface of basic biology, targeted medicines, and drug resistance. At the 2018 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, she's presented research looking at how acquired HER2 mutations can make some metastatic hormone-receptor-positive breast cancers resistant to hormonal therapy.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Nayar explain:

  • the number of metastatic hormone-receptor-positive breast cancers that become resistant to hormonal therapy
  • what whole-exome sequencing is and why she and her colleagues used it in this study
  • the possibility that genetic sequencing of cancers could be an ongoing part of treatment at some point in the future

Running time: 15:08

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Apr 17, 2018 02:01PM Moderators wrote:

Advances in Breast Cancer Treatment

April 16, 2018

Osborne kent

Dr. C. Kent Osborne is director of the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine, where his is also a professor and the Dudley and Tina Sharp Chair for Cancer Research. Since 1992, he has been a codirector of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the world's largest conference focusing entirely on breast cancer. His own research focuses on improving the effectiveness of hormonal therapy medicines and targeted therapies that treat HER2-positive disease. At the 2018 American Association for Cancer Annual Meeting, Dr. Osborne was honored with the 2018 AACR Distinguished Award for Extraordinary Scientific Achievement and Leadership in Breast Cancer Research, in part for his stewardship of the San Antonio Symposium.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Osborne discuss:

  • how our understanding of breast cancer has changed since the 1970s
  • the most promising areas of breast cancer research going on right now
  • the feasibility of a cure for breast cancer

Running time: 12:06

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Apr 19, 2018 11:41AM Moderators wrote:

Adding the Patient Perspective to Research -- Heard in the Halls: Voices From the 2018 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting
April 16, 2018

Walker desiree

Desirée Walker, who calls herself a two-time breast cancer "victor," talks about her poster on the importance of involving patients in breast cancer research projects.

Running time: 5:23

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Apr 19, 2018 11:43AM Moderators wrote:

Shades of Brown Foundation -- Heard in the Halls: Voices From the 2018 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting
April 17, 2018

Mcglown sheila

Sheila McGlown, who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer 5 years after her mother died of the disease, talks about her work with the Shades of Brown Foundation to advocate for, educate, and support African American women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Running time: 3:02

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Apr 19, 2018 11:44AM Moderators wrote:

Meeting Highlights -- Heard in the Halls: Voices From the 2018 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting
April 17, 2018

Garraway levi

Dr. Levi Garraway, senior vice president of oncology development and medical affairs at Eli Lilly and Company, discusses some of the research highlights at the 2018 AACR Annual Meeting, particularly those in breast cancer.

Running time: 3:06

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May 22, 2018 02:31PM Moderators wrote:

Diarrhea -- Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects

May 18, 2018
Brian wojciechowski md final 6340

Dr. Brian Wojciechowski, Breastcancer.org's medical adviser, specializes in the care of patients with cancer. He practices medical oncology in Delaware County, Pennsylvania at Riddle, Taylor, and Crozer Hospitals. His research has been presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the world's largest scientific meeting on breast cancer.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Wojciechowski explain:

  • the breast cancer treatments that may cause diarrhea
  • why some people may be more prone to experiencing diarrhea
  • treatments for diarrhea
  • why it's important to always report diarrhea to your doctor

Running time: 12:27

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Jun 16, 2018 02:36PM Moderators wrote:

Revision Reconstruction: What You Need to Know
June 11, 2018

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Dr. Frank DellaCroce, or "Dr. D" as he has come to be known, is a founding partner of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and St. Charles Surgical Hospital in New Orleans. Board-certified in plastic surgery, Dr. D has performed thousands of reconstructive procedures, both for women diagnosed with breast cancer and women at high risk of the disease who choose to have prophylactic breast removal. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. He also has been named one of the "Best Doctors in America."

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. D discuss:

  • why a woman might consider revision reconstruction
  • the results of revision reconstruction: what to expect, as well as recovery and side effects
  • questions to ask a plastic surgeon if you're considering revision reconstruction

Running time: 20:22

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Jul 11, 2018 11:30AM Moderators wrote:

Advocating as a Man With Metastatic Breast Cancer

July 6, 2018

Kovarik

Michael Kovarik is a retired elementary school teacher who is living with metastatic breast cancer. He is the author of "Healing Within: My Journey with Breast Cancer" and the former host of the Healing Journeys with Michael Kovarik radio show. He was also one of the people profiled in Breast Cancer: A Story Half Told, a campaign to increase public awareness of metastatic breast cancer. Since his metastatic diagnosis, Michael participates in a number of advocacy organizations, including the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, the MBC Alliance, and METAvivor.

Listen to the podcast to hear Michael talk about:

  • the importance of the doctor-patient relationship
  • the importance of a support system
  • deciding not to let fear run his life
  • becoming an advocate and sharing his story
  • how being stage IV has helped him live his truth

Running time: 1:01:12

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