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With more than 100 cancer care providers, Minnesota Oncology offers access to the latest evidence-based treatment paths, 12 close-to-home locations in the Twin Cities Metro area, and comprehensive services to support the whole person. In this podcast, experts from Minnesota Oncology and our community of care discuss the latest topics in oncology treatments, research, support, caregiving, and more. Treating cancer takes a community. Welcome to ours. Visit: https://mnoncology.com
 
For physicians and healthcare professionals who value the highest standards of clinical care, the Massachusetts General Hospital Academy provides world-renowned education that improves clinical practice and leads to better lives for patients and their families. Advanced teaching methods, an interactive learning format, and focus on solving real-world, practice-related challenges give the Academy international recognition for helping providers effectively diagnose and treat their patients acr ...
 
Being a cancer survivor brings its own set of challenges that can affect every aspect of your life. Join Ciaran Fairman, alongside leading researchers, doctors, health professionals and cancer survivors themselves, as they bring you the latest in exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle behaviors to reduce cancer risk and improve survivorship.
 
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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. In this episode, we chat with Minnesota Oncology gynecologic oncologist and surgeon Dr. Amy McNally. Dr. McNally explains what cervical cancer is and how it could be prevented. She shares information about HPV (human papillomavirus) and the importance of the HPV vaccine in prevention of cervical cancer. S…
 
Minnesota Oncology President Dr. John Schwerkoske, MD, and Mayo Clinic Care Network Midwest Region Director Mark Larson, MD, announce that Minnesota Oncology joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network on December 10, 2020. They share what this relationship means and how it benefits cancer patients in the Twin Cities. Learn more at mnoncology.com/mayo. Wit…
 
Fighting cancer takes a huge toll on your body. Up to 90 percent of individuals with cancer experience painful, function-limiting consequences brought on by chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery. Cancer rehabilitation can help you prepare for treatment and maintain strength throughout your journey so you can get back to the things you care about m…
 
November is National Palliative Care Month. Dr. Emily Schafhauser, palliative care physician at Minnesota Oncology, and Dr. Bennett Clark, Chief Medical Officer at Livio Health, explain what palliative care is and how it can benefit people receiving cancer treatment and their loved ones. They discuss who can receive palliative care and what issues …
 
As Lung Cancer Awareness Month continues, we talk to thoracic oncologist and surgeon Dr. Matthew Graczyk about what thoracic surgery entails. Thoracic Surgery, also known as chest surgery, may be used to diagnose or repair lungs affected by cancer, trauma or pulmonary disease. For lung cancer, your surgeon may remove nodules, tumors and lymph nodes…
 
The American Cancer Society estimates that this year over 228,000 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed, and approximately 135,000 people will die from it, making it the leading cause of all cancer deaths in the United States. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and while it is a very deadly disease, at-risk people have a greater chance of…
 
Many women experience blood problems during pregnancy, including iron deficiency (or anemia). Iron is an essential for anyone, but it is really critical during pregnancy. Iron is a component of hemoglobin, which is a substance in your red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs throughout your body. During pregnancy your blood volume increa…
 
Dr. Parr is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Exercise and Nutrition Research Program at The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research. We chat about her research into exercise, intermittent fasting, protein metabolism and body composition. Keep up with Evelyn: Twitter @ev_parr Me: Twitter/Instagram: @ciaranfairman…
 
Minnesota Oncology’s Dr. Uzma Ali discusses the convergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and “flu season” and what it means for cancer patients. As we approach the holidays, begin to spend more time indoors due to colder weather, what do those diagnosed with cancer and their families and caregivers need to know? Dr. Uzma Ali is a board-certified oncolo…
 
We all want to know about our genetics, but who do we trust? How are tests evaluated? Are at-home genetic tests accurate, and what do they tell me? How important is my family history? You'll get the answers to these questions and a whole lot more from - Genetic Risk Assessment - Master of Science, Anna Leiginger. When it comes to genetics, she know…
 
Dave is an Assistant Professor at Jacksonville University, specialising in exercise endocrinology. We chat about the hypogonadal condition in male athletes and how this relates to those with cancer. Keep up with Dave JU Profile: https://www.ju.edu/directory/david-hooper.php Twitter: @DavidRHooperPhD Me: Instagram/Twitter: @ciaranfairman…
 
Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues with breast cancer specialist Dr. Lucia Astrid Garino. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Dr. Garino shares her perspective on the effects of the pandemic on breast cancer detection and treatment. With more than 100 cancer care providers, Minnesota Oncology offers access to the latest evidence-based treatmen…
 
As we kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, breast cancer expert Dr. Michaela Tsai shares her personal story about genetic breast cancer risk and mastectomy. She also discusses breast cancer screening, prevention, treatments, and what to know when you’re newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Michaela Tsai has been featured on the front page of …
 
Z is the brains behind Barbells for Boobs, a company aimed at providing support for women with breast cancer. I chat to her about the highs and lows of growing her company. BFB: https://www.barbellsforboobs.org/ Z: https://www.instagram.com/zionna/ Me: Twitter/Instagram: @ciaranfairmanBy Ciaran Fairman
 
When a person is diagnosed with a non-cancerous blood disorder such as anemia or immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), they may have some anxiety about being referred to a cancer clinic for treatment. But Minnesota Oncology is also the region’s largest treatment center for benign hematology. In this episode, Dr. Rajini Katipamula-Malisetti (Dr. K), oncolo…
 
In this episode, we speak with Kris Newcomer, Executive Director of Firefly Sisterhood. The mission of The Firefly Sisterhood is to foster one-to-one connections between women experiencing breast cancer and inspirational survivors. By matching breast cancer survivors with newly diagnosed women, Firefly Sisterhood helps women navigate their diagnosi…
 
Angel Foundation is a Twin Cities-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to provide support to local adults with cancer and their families. For nearly twenty years, their programs have helped families facing cancer find more everyday moments of joy. Angel Foundation Mission Through an innovative and integrated approach of financial assistance, …
 
A diagnosis of cancer can affect many areas of a person’s life, causing them to feel overwhelmed.Oncology social workers help patients access various non-medical services throughout their treatment journey. In this episode we explore the role of the oncology social worker and the ways in which they help patients and their families navigate the many…
 
Dr. Tim Larson, medical oncologist and physician research lead, and Lynn Anderson, RN, BSN, OCN, research manager at Minnesota Oncology discuss the role of clinical trials in the future of cancer treatment. They talk about myths surrounding clinical trials, how patients can participate in trials, and more. With more than 100 cancer care providers, …
 
Learn from one of the EXPERTS, Dr. Steven Rousey. With more than 100 cancer care providers, Mn Oncology offers access to the latest evidence-based treatment paths, 12 close-to-home locations in the Twin Cities Metro area, and comprehensive services to support the whole person. In each podcast, experts from Mn Oncology and their community of care di…
 
Patient Financial Counselor Amy Samson discusses some of the financial resources available to patients with a cancer diagnosis as well as the role she plays in helping patients navigate the financial side of cancer treatment. Amy is a Patient Financial Counselor at Minnesota Oncology & Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center, our partnership with Ridgev…
 
Voted one of the Top Doctors, Dr. Eric Weinshel who specializes in Lung Cancer is the featured guest in this episode of Cancer Care Today. Hosted by: Colleen Schwab With more than 100 cancer care providers, Minnesota Oncology offers access to the latest evidence-based treatment paths, 12 close-to-home locations in the Twin Cities Metro area, and co…
 
Radiation oncologists Dr. Ellen Bellairs and Dr. Ryan Funk discuss the latest advancements in radiation oncology, including state-of-the-art equipment and new treatment options. Learn more about the role of radiation oncologists in cancer care and how Drs. Bellairs and Funk chose this career path. HOST: Dave Swerdlick With more than 100 cancer care…
 
Get to know Lori Weinberg, MD, gynecologic oncologist and surgeon with Minnesota Oncology as well as mother to three children ages three and under. In this episode, Dr. Weinberg discusses the latest updates in gynecologic cancers such as ovarian and cervical cancer as well as what has changed in surgery and medical oncology due to COVID-19. Learn m…
 
COVID-19 has caused many patients to delay screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies due to worry about potential exposure to virus. Leading cancer doctor Avina Singh, MD, discusses how delayed screening can mean delayed diagnosis, which can impact treatment courses and ultimately survivorship. With more than 100 cancer care providers, Minnesota…
 
In this episode, leading medical oncology and hematologist Dr. Paul Thurmes gives an overview of Mn Oncology. He shares the history of the practice, what cancers and blood disorders are treated at Minnesota Oncology, what patients can expect from a comprehensive community cancer center, and what precautions the practice is taking due to COVID-19. W…
 
I chat to Dr. Emer Guinan about her research in exercise and oesophagogastric cancer Keep up with Emer: https://twitter.com/emguinank Find out more about the work at Trinity: https://www.tcd.ie/medicine/physiotherapy/research/exercise-oncology.php Check out their masters course in Cancer Survivorship: https://www.tcd.ie/medicine/physiotherapy/postg…
 
Dr. Elizabeth Muenks is a clinical psychologist in Kansas Cancer Center. In this episode, we cover a broad area of topics including the psychology of cancer in those diagnosed and their caregivers, how psychology fits in cancer care, and minority issues and multicultural competency. Keep up with Liz: http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/psychiatr…
 
Dr. Kristen Ness is a researcher at St. Judes Childrens Hospital in Memphis Tenessee. In this episode, we chat about unique aspects of childhood cancer, some of the long term side effects of treatment, and what Dr. Ness' team is doing to manage this. Keep up with Dr. Ness: https://www.stjude.org/directory/n/kirsten-ness.html Keep up with Me: Twitte…
 
Jesper is a researcher in Exercise Oncology at Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark. In this Episode, we chat about the strength of evidence in exercise oncology and the importance of designing strong research projects. Keep up with Jesper ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jesper_Frank_Christensen Twitter: https://twitter.com/…
 
Jesper is a researcher in Exercise Oncology at Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark. In this Episode, we chat about prehabilitation in cancer and Jespers trial looking at rehabilitation in individuals undergoing resection for gastro-esophageal (GE)-cancer. Keep up with Jesper ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jesper_Frank_Chri…
 
This episode discusses a quasi-experimental repeated pre-post design to evaluate attitudes, awareness and behaviors of nursing and physical therapy students during a simulated end of Life experience.By Rehabilitation Oncology Journal
 
This episode discusses an Executive Summary of Reports from an International Multidisciplinary Roundtable on Exercise and Cancer: Evidence, Guidelines, and Implementation.By Rehabilitation Oncology Journal
 
Dr Camille Short is a behavioural scientist based at the University of Melbourne where she holds a joint appointment between the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences and Melbourne School of Health Sciences. Her research focuses on understanding health behaviours from a psychological and public health perspective and building scalable technolo…
 
Dr. Carla Prado, PhD, RD is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, a Campus Alberta Innovates (CAIP) Chair in Nutrition, Food and Health, and a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator. She is the Director of the Human Nutrition Research Unit, a state-of-the-art research and training facility. Her laboratory is d…
 
Professor Robert Newton, is and Associate Dean at Medical and Exercise Sciences and Research Professor, Exercise Medicine Research Institute at Edith Cowan University Perth, Western Australia. We chat about the history of exercise oncology, Rob's research line and how he built his institute and what he feels are important areas moving forward. ECU …
 
Kikkan Randall is an American, Olympic champion cross-country skier. Kikkan won a gold medal in the winter olypmics in 2018. A few months later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In this episode, we chat about her experiences as an olympian, along with her cancer diagnosis and how she moved through treatment.…
 
Kerri is a Professor with the OHSU School of Nursing and is Co-Director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute's Community Partnership Program and Co-Leader of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention and Control Program. In this episode, we chat about her previous research research aimed at delivering exercise interventions targeted at bo…
 
Alex Ireland is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Healthcare Science at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). His main research interest is in bone mechanoadaptation and the influence of muscular forces on bone loading, assessed using imaging techniques and measurement of neuromuscular function and biomechanics. In this episode, we chat ab…
 
Dr. Eric Rawson is a professor and department chair at Messiah College in PA and is a world-renowned expert in the area of nutrition, exercise and supplementation. In this episode, we chat about creatine supplementation, the mechanisms, safety and effects on muscle strength, hypertrophy and other broad ranging health benefits. Keep up with Eric on …
 
This episode discusses a prospective observational study of community dwelling people 50 years of age or greater in the United States with a history of cancer using data from the Health and Retirement Study. The purpose of this study was to examine associations between cognitive function, gait speed, balance, and falls in older cancer survivors. Re…
 
Dr. James Steele is an Associate Professor of Sports and Exercise Science at Southampton Solent University and Principal Investigator at ukactive Research Institute. In this episode, we chat about the minimum dose approach to resistance exercise, measuring effort during exercise and discuss the latest physical activity guidelines. Catch James on tw…
 
Jennifer McQuade is an Assistant Professor and Physician Scientist in Melanoma Medical Oncology. In this episode, we chat about all things body composition, gut microbiome and cancer. We talk about how weight may be linked to survival in Melanoma. In addition, Jen gives a masterclass in the gut microbiome and how it may enhance the therapeutic effe…
 
This case report examined the effect of a 24-session PT intervention aimed at decreasing chronic pain and opioid weaning for a 64-year-old patient at a multidisciplinary AIDS clinic in Atlanta, Georgia. The PT intervention focused on pain mitigation, utilizing using pain-relief techniques such as a home TENS unit, home stretching regimen, diaphragm…
 
Morten Quist is a physiotherapist clinician-researcher with expertise in exercise for patients with cancer. Besides his research he has co-founded and co-created two exercise communities in Denmark (Proof of Life and PACT) for both cancer survivors and patients with cancer. In this episode, we chat about his research investigating exercise in lung …
 
Jessica Scott is a principal investigator out of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she investigates the effects of aerobic exercise in various types of cancers. In this episode, we chat about the mechanisms of cardiotoxicity in cancer and how aerobic exercise can have a protective effect. We also talk about a recent study from their lab…
 
Keith is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Kinesiology & Biology at Loras College. He is also the Director of the Loras Cancer Research & Exercise Science Laboratory (CARES Lab), where his research agenda focuses globally on the role of physical activity and sedentary behavior on health outcomes specific to cancer survivorship. In this e…
 
Anna Campbell is a senior lecturer at Edinburg Napier University and the founder of CanRehab, a company that provides education and training for health and fitness professionals interested in exercise oncology. In this episode, we chat about Anna’s background and the evolution of CanRehab. We chat about some of the real world challenges with workin…
 
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