Browsing: Supportive Care Matters with Dr. Bogda Koczwara

Join Medical Oncologist Professor Bogda Koczwara AM and Dr. Wanda Cui as they dive deep into the often overlooked complexities of ovarian toxicity in cancer care. Bogda and Wanda go beyond the usual discussions of fertility to explore the vital importance of a woman’s overall ovarian health after cancer treatment.

Welcome to the ninth episode of Supportive Care Matters, a podcast Hosted by Medical Oncologist Professor Bogda Koczwara AM from Adelaide, Australia.
Navigating the silent struggle that many cancer survivors face, this episode promises insights into the lesser-known yet impactful world of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). With the expertise of Professor David Goldstein and Associate Professor Susanna Park, this episode sheds light on how CIPN disrupts daily life in ways that go unnoticed by the medical community.

Welcome to the eighth episode of Supportive Care Matters, a podcast Hosted by Medical Oncologist Professor Bogda Koczwara AM from Adelaide, Australia.

Bogda is joined by Professor Tom J. Smith to discuss the meaning of “supportive” versus “palliative” care and how to use these terms to overcome fear and stigma, and put patient’s needs first. Tom is Director of Palliative Medicine for Johns Hopkins Medicine, a cancer survivor and proponent of Scrambler Therapy.

Welcome to the seventh episode of Supportive Care Matters, a podcast Hosted by Medical Oncologist Professor Bogda Koczwara AM from Adelaide, Australia. Cancer is not a funny matter but when it comes to dealing with it, laughter can be a seriously good medicine. To explore the role of humour, play and joy in medicine, Bogda is joined by Dr. Tickle AKA David Symons.

Today’s podcast explores why cancer needs a ‘me too’ moment. How can we create respectful healthcare systems for women? What are the long-term impacts on maternal orphans caused by cancer? How does power influence the experience of women with cancer?

Today Bogda is chatting to Dr. Ophira Ginsburg, a medical oncologist and global women’s health researcher with nearly 20 years of experience in global cancer prevention and control. In this fascinating and wide-reaching podcast, they discuss the impact and importance of The Lancet Commission on women, power, and cancer, which Ophira co-chairs.

Welcome to the fifth episode of Supportive Care Matters, a podcast Hosted by Medical Oncologist Professor Bogda Koczwara AM from Adelaide, Australia. Bogda is chatting to Professor Doan Ngo and Professor Aaron Sverdlov, a married couple who have successfully collaborated on cardio-oncology research. Together they founded the first-in-Australia bench-to-bedside “Cancer and the Heart” cardio-oncology program combining basic and clinical research into cancer therapy-related cardiotoxicity with Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital-based clinical outpatient service. This conversation is supported by Canteen’s Youth Cancer Services, providing specialist treatment and support for young people with cancer aged 15-25 in hospitals throughout Australia. This series is proudly produced by The…

Welcome to the fourth episode of Supportive Care Matters, a podcast Hosted by Medical Oncologist Professor Bogda Koczwara AM from Adelaide, Australia. Join two trailblazers of the Australian oncology community in this candid, uplifting and warm podcast.  This varied conversation reflects the diversity of Ian Olver’s rich career. Professor Bogda Koczwara AM and Professor Ian Olver AM discuss medical oncology and the future role of AI, ethics and birthday cake making, relationship building and supportive care research, writing musicals and global oncology projects. Join us as we dive into Ian’s journey of embracing chance encounters, avoiding burnout and supporting oneself…

Welcome to the third episode of Supportive Care Matters, a podcast Hosted by Medical Oncologist, Dr. Bogda Koczwara from Adelaide, Australia. A unique international research collaboration in supportive care flourished, despite a nine hour time difference and the COVID pandemic. What are the secrets of success in such stressful circumstances? Why is investing in people as important as investing in projects?  How do breast cancer supportive care interventions in Australia and the UK compare? In today’s podcast, Professor. Bogda Koczwara AM chats to Associate Professor Lisa Beatty and Professor Nick Hulbert-Williams about their international collaborative project Finding My Way, its successes…

Welcome to the second episode of Supportive Care Matters, a podcast Hosted by Medical Oncologist, Dr. Bogda Koczwara from Adelaide, Australia. How can you improve cancer care support services for thousands of patients at a time? Can systems thinking play a role in transforming youth cancer services? What is important when designing tailored and effective support services for young patients who will be cancer survivors for 60 years? In today’s podcast, Professor Bogda Koczwara AM finds out why supportive care matters to Siona Hardy, Director of the Queensland Youth Cancer Service. This conversation is supported by Canteen’s Youth Cancer Services, providing specialist treatment…

Welcome to the first episode of Supportive Care Matters, a podcast Hosted by Medical Oncologist, Professor. Bogda Koczwara AM from Adelaide, Australia. In today’s episode, Bogda speaks to Phyllis Berck, marathon runner, feminist and breast cancer survivor, about her work as a Patient Partner with the University Health Network, Toronto, Canada. Born from her own traumatic experiences as a patient and driven by a desire to help others, Phyllis is committed to helping healthcare professionals see the ‘whole of the person’ and not just their cancer. Supportive Care Matters to Phyllis because she believes it prevents unnecessary trauma and promotes full healing when cancer…