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Practicing Medicine and Obtaining Treatments in Low & Middle-Income Countries

This episode discusses the practice patterns and clinical trials in India and how COVID-19 has impacted the field in India. 

Prostate Cancer Spotlights in 2020

This episode reviews and summarizes the year’s advancements in prostate cancer as well as looks forward to future updates.


Episode 72: Advances in Precision Cancer Medicine at The James, with Sameek Roychowdhury

“If we can identify some of the tricks cancer is pulling to grow, travel or hide from the immune system, we can leverage that to flip the switch and help the immune system find the cancer cells, Sa

Episode 56: Terry Keegan & Matt Old, A Brave Cancer Patient and His Dedicated Doctor

"It's no longer a death sentence, when [my head and neck cancer] goes metastatic," said James patient Terry Keegan.

Episode 40: The Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology, With Dr. Zihai Li

The new Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology (PIIO) will revolutionize cancer treatment and save lives. Join us, as Dr.

Episode 24: Sameek Roychowdhury & Carol Gibbs: The Importance of the Body Donation Clinical Trial

In a new and cutting-edge, body donation clinical trial, Sameek Roychowdhury and his lab perform autopsies on cancer patients.

Episode 8: David Cohn and the James statewide endometrial cancer initiative

The Ohio Prevention and Treatment of Endometrial Cancer (OPTEC) initiative is a statewide program funded by Pelotonia.

Episode 71: Breast Cancer Myths, with Doreen Agnese, MD, & Sagar Sardesai, MBBS

“I believe there are so many myths surrounding breast cancer because there is so much fear and uncertainty surrounding a diagnosis,” Sardesai said.

Episode 55: JamesCare for Life Goes Virtual to Adapt to COVID-19, with Annie Trance

"We are a small, but mighty team" says Annie Trance, the JamesCare for Life (JCFL) associate director.

Episode 39: A Day In The Life Of The James Cancer Hospital

A lot happens every day at the James.

Episode 23: The History of Cancer Treatment with Dave Cohn

The history of cancer treatment dates back more than a thousand years and has come a long way.

Episode 7: Preventing Colon Cancer in Ohio, With Heather Hampel

The James is saving lives through the Ohio Colorectal Cancer Preventive Initiative.

Episode 70: Overcoming the Cancer Healthcare Disparity Problem, with Chasity Washington

The black lives matter movement, quest for social justice and the COVID-19 pandemic have combined to expose many of the inequities in the nation’s healthcare system, and how this impacts poor and m

Episode 54: How Cancer Research Continues During the COVID-19 Crisis, with Peter Shields, MD

Peter Shields, MD, the deputy director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) fills us in on how cancer research has safely continued during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Episode 38: Reducing Cervical Cancer In Appalachia, With Electra Paskett

The National Cancer Institute has awarded the James and Comprehensive Cancer Center an $11 million grant to reduce cervical cancer in women in several Appalachian states.

Episode 22: The Spielman High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic with Doreen Agnese

Doreen Agnese, MD, is the director of the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center’s High-Risk Breast Cancer Program here at the James. Dr.

Episode 6: Special Pelotonia Memories from members of the James staff

Pelotonia is a an incredible community of people united for one cause: To End Cancer. This growing community of riders, virtual riders and volunteers includes many James doctors and researchers.

Episode 69: Ovarian Cancer Treatment Advances & Genetics, With Dave O'Malley & Leigha Senter

“We used to call ovarian cancer the disease that whispers and now we say, let’s break that silence,” said David O’Malley, MD, director of the OSUCCC – James Division of Gynecologic Cancer.

Episode 53: How the James Is Adapting During COVID-19, with David Cohn, MD

The COVID-19 pandemic impacts everyone, especially cancer patients and the larger medical community.

Episode 37: The Impact of Cancer On Men's Fertility & Sexual Function, With Lawrence Jenkins

Cancer treatment such as surgery, chemo and radiation can have a negative impact on a man's fertility and sexual function. Dr.

Episode 21: JamesCare for Life with Annie Trance

Annie Trance and her JamesCare for Life team provide James patients, family members & caregivers with an incredible variety of free programs, classes and workshops.

Episode 5: Dr. Raphael Pollock, we talk with the new Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center

Join us as we get to know the new director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr.

Episode 68: The Stage IV Cancer Bill & Drug Repository Program, with Jennifer Carlson

Good public policy helps push the needle forward for research and treatment, and also helps make cancer treatment more accessible to everyone, especially underserved populations that struggle to ge

Episode 52: Dr. Raphael Pollock & New Initiatives at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center is moving forward with new programs, centers of excellence and collaborations that could lead the way to a cancer-free world.

Episode 36: The ABCs of Skin Cancer, Melanoma & Prevention With Dr. Natalie Spaccarelli

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer & melanoma than all other cancers combined, and one in five will be diagnosed with this type of cancer in their lifetime. Dr.

Episode 20: Heather Hampel & Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test - Are They Accurate?

There's a growing market for direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests that promise to detect some of the genetic mutations that increase the risk for certain types of cancer.

Episode 4: Dr. William Farrar, the History of The James and how cancer care has evolved

Dr. Farrar is the interim CEO of The James. His career began in 1975 under the mentorship of Dr.

Episode 67: Preventing, Detecting & Treating Skin Cancer, with Carlo Contreras, MD

“Any type of skin cancer not properly treated can become aggressive and can be problematic,” says Carlo Contreras, MD, a James surgical oncologist specializing in skin cancer.

Episode 51: What You Need to Know About Cancer, with David Cohn, MD

Cancer science is complicated, but David Cohn, MD, The James' chief medical officer, breaks it all down during this easy-to-understand conversation.

Episode 35: The Great Gains of Digital Pathology, with Dr. Anil Parwani

The James is at the forefront of digital pathology, which utilizes advances in genetics and computer technology to create digital slides/images of every tumor sample.

Episode 19: Dr. Sardesai and Breast Cancer Research

Dr Sardesai is a breast cancer specialist at the James. His research focuses on the link between obesity and breast cancer.

Episode 3: How the HPV Vaccination Prevents Cancer, With Dr. Electra Paskett

March 4 is HPV Awareness Day. The HPV vaccination could virtually eliminate cervical cancer and greatly reduce the incidence of several other types of cancer.

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