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When the pandemic hit the U.S. in early 2020, many routine activities came to a halt. The same occurred with doctors’ visits — regular checkups and screening for many health conditions. A recent study led by University of Cincinnati Cancer Center, USA, researchers shows the impact the pandemic had on lung cancer screening, which experts say could be bad for both screening programs in general and for the overall well-being of patients. The article appears on the website of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons in advance of print. Robert Van Haren, MD, assistant professor of surgery at UC, a…

A quick look back at the best of The Oncology Journal Club in 2020! To mark the end of a challenging year, Eva, Hans and Craig reflect on practice changing papers, their favourite interviews and highlight the quirkiest papers we’ve covered on the podcast in 2020. There’s also a reel of the funniest moments (Jeremy Shapiro Mankini? Baby Shark! What’s a Manel?) We hope you enjoy this short 20 minute podcast to carry you through to 2021 with a few laughs. And we will all be back in 2021 with the usual top quality banter, papers you won’t hear anywhere…

EPISODE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE Due to a technical error with the audio, Episode 19 is temporarily unavailable. We are working on the problem and the file will be made available as soon as possible. Today’s episode of The Oncology Journal Club is dedicated to the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2020. The Oncology Podcast, brought to you by Oncology News Australia, is proud to present Episode 19 in our series The Oncology Journal Club,  our last meeting focused episode of 2020. Today’s episode features Amelia McCartney chatting with Eva Segelov, Craig Underhill and Steve Vogl from New York. It’s an entertaining and…

The current surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases poses challenges for providers and institutions in delivering care to infected patients while also placing demands on them to keep up with timely and sometimes critical care for patients with cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses who might experience advanced complications and/or earlier death if they have lapses in their care. Reporting on how deferred care worsened outcomes for lung cancer patients when the COVID-19 pandemic first surged in the spring of 2020, researchers from the University of Cincinnati, USA, explained that they have identified a framework that could help…

The Oncology Podcast, brought to you by oncologynews.com.au, is proud to present the latest episode in our ‘The OJC Meets…’ series in which Professor Eva Segelov and Dr Craig Underhill chat to Professor Grant McArthur, Executive Director of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia. In Australia, Grant needs no introduction – he is Head of the Molecular Oncology Laboratory at Peter Mac, a highly cited melanoma researcher and Executive Director of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. This episode covers the anticipated surge in cancer diagnoses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Grant’s research into melanoma and priorities for the VCCC. You’ll…

Find out why coffee is so good for you and hear the team sing Baby Shark in Episode 18 of The Oncology Journal Club! Eva Segelov gets us started with a updated guidelines on Cervical Cancer Screening, Craig Underhill talks us through a Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Guideline-Concordant Lung Cancer Treatment and Hans Prenen gets stuck into the detail of the KEYNOTE-062 trial. You’ll also find out why coffee is so good for you and where else will you hear Hans Prenen singing Baby Shark? Yes, Eva and Craig join in too! With the usual top quality banter, papers you won’t…

The Oncology Podcast, brought to you by oncologynews.com.au, is proud to present the latest episode in our ‘The OJC Meets…’ series in which Professor Eva Segelov chats with Dr Mark Lewis, oncologist and Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology at Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, USA. Mark is a medical oncologist, physician-patient and avid Twitter user, who has multiple neuroendocrine neoplasia type 1. He underwent a Whipple surgical procedure for his pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour in 2017, which he live tweeted. He shares insights into practicing as an oncologist whilst also being a patient and chats about the challenges of navigating a genetic tumour syndrome which has…

This week we have a Special Episode of The Oncology Journal Club focused on Cardio Oncology. Eva Segelov talks to Professor Steve Nicholls about the newly opened Victorian Heart Hospital and discusses key papers to bring you up to date on all things Cardio Oncology, perfect timing as this was a focus of the recent COSA ASM. Craig Underhill gives us some snappy Quick Bites and Hans Prenen is back with a COVID-19 update from Belgium where he’s been working in very challenging circumstances, so this is an insightful European perspective on the ongoing global pandemic. With the usual top…

The Oncology Podcast, brought to you by oncologynews.com.au, is proud to present the latest episode in our ‘The OJC Meets…’ series in which Professor Eva Segelov and Dr Craig Underhill chat with Dr Steven Vogl, oncologist from New York, USA. Steve is famous for his iconic introduction ‘Vogl, New York’ and the tough questions he asks presenters at key meetings such as ASCO and San Antonio. This year, with the necessity for Virtual Meetings, we felt Steve’s voice was sorely lacking. He therefore appeared in all of our ESMO special episodes of The Oncology Journal Club. The Art of Medicine vs…

The last of our ESMO 2020 Coverage on The Oncology Journal Club In this mini episode we have the team’s Quick Bites from ESMO 2020. It’s only 5 minutes long so perfect for a tea break! We hope you enjoy listening to this standalone short segment. Let us know if you’d like more standalone episodes of the Quick Bites segments. With the usual top quality banter, papers you won’t hear of anywhere else and expert analysis from our Hosts, you are in for another great episode of The Oncology Journal Club! About The Oncology Journal Club: We have taken an…

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