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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.


PSMA Imaging Detects Prostate Cancer Spread

This episode of PROSTATE PROS explores the benefits of the PSMA PET scan and how it can be used to make intelligent treatment decisions.

Continuing the Conversation: Overcoming Lung Cancer Stigma

The latest episode of Lung Cancer Considered brings you part two of our conversation on lung cancer stigma during Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer Patients with Dr. Matt Hellman

The latest episode of Lung Cancer Considered focuses on the data and clinical outcomes for patients who may go off immunotherapy after two years.

Episode 63: The James Cancer Hospital's 30th Anniversary, Part 2, with Dr. Michael Caligiuri

“This is an amazing, beautiful hospital that gives such phenomenal care to our patients.

Episode 47: Vaping, Tobacco, Nicotine & the Cancer Connection, with Ted Wagener, PhD

Is vaping creating a new generation of smokers and increasing the cancer risk?

Episode 30: Ibrutinib, The Game-Changing Cancer Drug, With Jennifer Woyach

Ibrutinib is an FDA-approved drug developed by the lab of John Byrd here at the James.

Episode 15: Dr. Jeff Patrick and the Drug Development Institute

The OSUCCC - James Drug Development Institute is helping great scientists take their new discoveries and cancer-fighting drugs from the "bench" in the lab to the "bedside" to he

Episode 64: The James Cancer Hospital's 30th Anniversary, Part 3, with Drs. Farrar & Pollock

In this episode of The James 30th Anniversary Celebration podcast, William B. Farrar, MD, the current CEO of The James, fills us in on the vision and determination of Arthur G. James, MD.

Episode 46: Celebrating Two Years of The James Cancer-Free World Podcast

Join us as we celebrate two years of our podcast, and listen to excerpts from some of our favorite conversations: Bill Farrar, MD, on the history of The James and his friendship with the actual Dr.

Episode 29: Jay McDaniel's Colon Cancer & Lynch Syndrome Journey

Members of Jay McDaniel's family were being diagnosed with and dying from colon cancer at an alarming rate. It wasn't a matter of if, but when, Jay believed.

Episode 14: Darrell Gray & the Cancer Disparity Issue

The cancer rates are often higher for minority groups. The diagnoses come at later stages, when the cancers are harder to treat.

Episode 61: The New James Diagnostic Center, with Chief Medical Officer David Cohn, MD, MBA

OSUCCC – James Chief Medical Officer David Cohn, MD, MBA, describes how the new James Cancer Diagnostic Center is providing immediate and safe access to cancer diagnoses during these challenging ti

Episode 45: The Challenges of Adolscent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Patients

Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients face a unique set of challenges and hurdles during and after their cancer treatment.

Episode 31: Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy for Cancer Patients, With Karen Hock

Cancer patients require specific and special physical therapy and occupational therapy in order to attain the best quality of life after their treatment.

Episode 13: Dr Ramaswamy & the Importance of Clinical Trials

Dr. Ramaswamy explains how clinical trials work, and why they are so important in creating a cancer-free world. “Every drug we use today was once part of a clinical trial," she said.

Episode 59: Stefanie's Champions, Part 1, with Chris and Maddie Spielman

Stefanie's Champions is the annual award that recognizes four great caregivers, the unsung heroes of so many people's cancer journeys. “It’s just love.

Episode 44: Cancer-Related Food Myths & Misconceptions ... and the Facts

Do soy products increase your cancer risk? Should cancer patients eliminate sugar from their diet, go vegan or vegetarian?

Episode 28: Preserving Fertility in Cancer Patients, With Leslie Appiah

Cancer treatment can make it harder for women to have children. Leslie Appiah, MD, leads the James Oncology Fertility Preservation and Reproductive Health Clinic.

Episode 12: Peter Shields & the Beating Lung Cancer in Ohio Initiative

Peter is the Deputy Director of the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center … and a lung cancer expert.

Episode 60: Stefanie's Champions, Part 2, with Chris and Maddie Spielman

"It wasn't an option ... I had to do something," says Sam Gifford, who was 11 when his mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Episode 43: The Impact of Amyloidosis, With Yvonne Efebera & A James Patient

Amyloidosis is a rare and often hard-to-diagnose disease that can fill the heart, kidney and liver with dangerous fibrils (or fibers), cause nerve damage and chronic inflammation.

Episode 27: The WCBE Radio James Cancer-Free World Special

This is the special episode of our podcast we produced and that aired on WCBE radio on Feb. 23. It features the top docs at the James (Pollock, Shields, Farrar, Cohn & Carbone).

Episode 11: Dr. Samantha Jaglowski and CAR T-cell gene therapy

CAR T-cell gene therapy is a new treatment with great promise.

Episode 74: The James Lung Cancer Screening Clinic, with Dr. Michael Wert

“Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in men and in women, and it all boils down to how it is detected and when it is diagnosed,” said Michael Wert, director of the James Lung Cancer Screening clini

Episode 58: The Importance of Stage I Clinical Trials, with Claire Verschraegen, MD

Clinical trials are one of the most powerful tools in the effort to create a cancer-free world.

Episode 42: What You Need To Know About Colorectal Cancer & Screenings, with Darrell Gray

The number of colorectal cancer diagnoses are on the rise.

Episode 26: Doug Ulman & the Power of Pelotonia!

Pelotonia has become an amazing and emotional yearly ritual for thousands of people, and has raised more than $184 million for cancer research at the James.

Episode 10: The Cancer Journeys of Raph Pollock, David Carbone & Electra Paskett

Three of the top docs from the James discuss their own cancer journeys. How their diagnosis and treatment changed them as doctors and scientists, how it changed them as spouses and parents.

Episode 73: The New James Physician Wellness Program, with Jeff Fowler, MD

There's a direct correlation between the physical and emotional wellness of a physician and patient care, Jeff Fowler explains in this new episode.

Episode 57: Reopening for Cancer Screenings and Elective Surgery, With David Cohn, MD, MBA

Screenings for breast cancer, colorectal cancer and cervical cancer, as well as elective surgeries, can now be scheduled at The James.

Episode 41: Cancer Can't Stop This Love Story

When Matt Hare was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, his life changed in ways he never could have imagined.

Episode 25: Katie McCurdy & Healthy Eating To Support the Immune System

A nutritious, plant-based diet helps your immune system fight infections, disease and cancer.

Episode 9: David Carbone and Immunotherapy

Dr. Carbone is the Director of the James Thoracic Center and is a lung cancer specialist. He’s also an expert on a new and very exciting cancer treatment: Immunotherapy.

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.

Episode 66: Reducing Lymphedema with Microsurgery, with Dr. Roman Skoracki

Roman Skoracki and his team at the James Cancer Hospital and Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center are national leaders in the development of new microsurgery techniques that prevent lymphe

Episode 50: The Potential of FLASH Proton Radiation Therapy, with Arnab Chakravarti, MD

“We’re so excited about this new technology,” says Arnab Chakravarti, MD, medical director of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the OSUCCC – James.

Episode 34: The Potential of Personalized Cancer Vaccines, With Robert Wesolowski

Dr. Wesolowski of the James explains how researchers here and around the world are working on individual vaccines for patients with cancer or who have a high-risk of cancer.

Episode 18: Dr. Clara Lee & Breast Cancer Research

Dr. Lee is a breast-cancer micro-surgeon.

Episode 2: Heather Hampel and the importance of genetic counseling

Genetic mutations can cause cancer. In today’s episode, we talk with Heather Hampel, LGC, a genetic counselor at The James.

Episode 65: All About My Pelotonia, with Doug Ulman

Pelotonia's Doug Ulman tells us all about the new, creative and exciting My Pelotonia platform, which will replace the traditional mass ride this year (due to Covid-19).

Episode 49: What's Next at The James, with CEO William Farrar, MD

William Farrar takes a look at exciting new and future programs, initiatives and treatments at The James, including the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology, the growth of clinical trials and th

Episode 33: The James Survivorship Program, With Dr. Maryam Lustberg

Survivorship at the James starts from day one of a cancer diagnosis. Dr.

Episode 17: Dr. Peter Shields & The Importance of Comprehensive Cancer Centers

What exactly is a comprehensive cancer center ... and why are they so vital in creating a cancer-free world?

Episode 1: Precision Cancer Medicine with Dr. Sameek Roychowdhury

In the premier episode of The James Cancer-Free World Podcast, we talk with a cancer detective: Sameek Roychowdhury, MD, PhD.

Episode 62: The James Cancer Hospital's 30th Anniversary, Part 1, with Dr. David Schuller

When the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute opened on July 9, 1990, a new era had begun. “Dr.

Episode 48: Great Advances in Sarcoma Surgery With Joel Mayerson, MD, and One of his Patients

Joel Mayerson, MD, is one of the world’s leading sarcoma surgeons.

Episode 32: How Your Diet Impacts Your Cancer Risk, With Candice Schreiber

A healthy diet can reduce your risk of getting cancer.

Episode 16: David Cohn & The Importance Of Second Opinions

Should a patient newly diagnosed with cancer seek a second opinion? Dr Cohn, chief medical officer of the James, takes us through this stressful and difficult time ...

Time to Address Testosterone

This episode of PROSTATE PROS covers how testosterone replacement therapy can be used for aging men, men with chronically suppressed testosterone after TIP...



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