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We’re back to our standard format for today’s episode of The Oncology Journal Club This week the team are back with a standard format episode featuring their usual in-depth analysis and of course a little banter. Hans Prenen gets us started with two papers on Selpercatinib and Eva talks us through next-generation sequencing for patients with metastatic cancers. Craig chats to us about estimated global cancer incidence in adults aged 80 or older and has a surprise dial in comment from Merve in New Zealand. Quick Bites are back too – this week Eva covers a wide range of topics…

Beta-blockers could potentially be used to treat COVID-19, according to a new international study by Italian and Australian scientists. University of South Australia cancer researcher, Dr. Nirmal Robinson, working with a team in Naples, has found evidence in animal models that the beta-blocker Propranolol helps suppress the spread of cancer in the lung which has an inflammatory profile very similar to COVID-19. The scientists have presented their findings in a paper published in Frontiers in Immunology, calling for clinical trials to support their research. Dr. Robinson, head of the Cellular-Stress and Immune Response Laboratory at the Center for Cancer Biology, says Propranolol…

The impact of delays in cancer diagnostic services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are emerging now with an increase in patients seeking treatment for later stage conditions. Breast cancer diagnostic services in the UK can detect over 20,000 cancers per year in the UK, saving thousands of lives. The cancer backlog means that thousands of people may be living with cancer without realising it, increasing the risk of an upward stage migration in their cancers, according to a leading expert on cancer. Referrals for cancer were down 15% in August compared with the previous year, but it was 28% down…

Today’s episode of The Oncology Journal Club is the third of our ESMO Special Episodes featuring Breast Cancer… The Oncology Podcast, brought to you by Oncology News Australia, is proud to present Episode 15 in our series The Oncology Journal Club,  the third of our ESMO Special Episodes. Today’s ESMO Episode features Amelia McCartney chatting with Eva Segelov and our favourite new guest interviewer, Steve Vogl from New York. It’s an entertaining and detailed discussion so we hope you find value in this expert analysis. “It looks like a web woven by an intoxicated spider,” Steven Vogl, New York Next week…

Today’s episode of The Oncology Journal Club is the second of our ESMO Special Episodes featuring Lung Cancer, Phase 1 Trials and GU Cancers… The Oncology Podcast, brought to you by Oncology News Australia, is proud to present Episode 14 in our series The Oncology Journal Club,  the second of our ESMO Special Episodes. Today’s ESMO Episode features Ben Solomon discussing Lung Cancer with Craig Underhill and our favourite new guest interviewer, Vogl New York! Even though it meant missing the beginning of the footy finals, this interview made Ben’s day. Craig and Hans chat to Maria Bourlon on the GU…

Today’s episode of The Oncology Journal Club is the first of our ESMO Special Episodes featuring Supportive Care, GI Cancers and much more… This week we are back after a short break whilst the team enjoyed a fantastic virtual ESMO – today’s episode is the first of three special ESMO editions. In the first episode the team select papers that caught their eye from a wide range of specialty areas, we chat to Lizzy Smyth about the practice changing GI presentations and Hans give us his thoughts on Supportive Care. We also have some controversial questions from a very special…

Cancer Council has issued a call for Australians to act now to get up to date with their bowel, breast and cervical screening following data that shows fewer Australians are screening in 2020 than previous years. The report, Cancer Screening and COVID-19 in Australia, released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, has shown that between January to June 2020 there was 144,982 fewer mammograms and 443,935 fewer cervical screening tests have been completed, and from January to July 144,379 fewer bowel screening tests returned, compared with previous years.* Minister for Health, Greg Hunt said, “The Australian Government…

In today’s special episode of The Oncology Podcast, Rachael Babin chats with Ursula Sansom-Daly and Natalie Bradford about telehealth. They discuss the latest research, Ursula and Natalie’s personal experiences and motivations for using telehealth in their practices, and what clinicians can do to make delivering care using telehealth more human. Bios: Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly leads the Mental Health Research Stream and is a clinician-researcher and a Senior Research Fellow with the Behavioural Sciences Unit, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of NSW (UNSW) Medicine. She completed her PhD and Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University…

In this week’s episode of The Oncology Journal Club, our host Eva Segelov talks us through Proton Beam Therapy. Craig Underhill reviews papers that bring new standards of care in lung cancer from the recent World Lung Cancer Conference. And its Hans Prenen’s turn for a guest interview this week… Eva’s engaging talk on proton beam therapy will bring you right up to date on this and Craig gives us comprehensive reviews of practice changing papers from the WLCC, of course with a few jokes squeezed in amidst the analysis. Hans Prenen chats about nanotech with our guest interviewee this…

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 Dr Craig Underhill chats with Professor Dorothy Keefe, CEO of Cancer Australia. This is the extended version of the interview included in shorter form in Episode 11 of The Oncology Journal Club. Dorothy and Craig share a passionate, inspiring and warm chat, discussing Optimal Care Pathways, COVID-19 and digitising and improving health care systems. Dorothy candidly discusses why she believes the most important thing we can do is to improve outcomes for Indigenous people with cancer and why…