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Cleveland Clinic Cancer Advances Podcast

Cancer Advances

A Cleveland Clinic podcast for medical professionals exploring the latest innovative research and clinical advances in the field of oncology.
Roberto Vargas, MD

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Adding Immunotherapy to Chemotherapy for Endometrial Cancer

Roberto Vargas, MD, gynecologic oncologist at Cleveland Clinic, joins the Cancer Advances Podcast to discuss adding immunotherapy to chemotherapy for endometrial cancer. Listen as Dr. Vargas sheds light on recent studies demonstrating that adding checkpoint inhibitors to standard chemotherapy could notably lower the risk of cancer recurrence in patients with MMR-deficient or MSI-high tumors and the potential of genomic-based therapies for endometrial cancers.

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June 6, 2024

Precision Healing: Stereotactic Radio Surgery for Adolescent Brain and Spine Tumors

Erin Murphy, MD, Director of Pediatric Radiation Oncology at Cleveland Clinic, joins the Cancer Advances Podcast to discuss stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) for adolescent and young adult brain and spine tumors. Listen as Dr. Murphy highlights the benefits of SRS for younger patients, including shorter treatment intervals, less impact on daily routine and recovery, and the ability to continue with school during treatment.

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May 30, 2024

Peptide Therapy Innovations for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

The Cancer Advances podcast is joined by Ofer Reizes, PhD, the Laura J. Fogarty Endowed Chair for Uterine Cancer Research, and Justin Lathia, PhD, Melvin H. Burkhardt Endowed Chair for Neuro-Oncology Research, Scientific Director of the Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, and the Vice Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Sciences at Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute to discuss their research on peptide therapy as a targeted treatment for triple negative breast cancer. Listen as they explain their collaborative efforts to develop therapeutic peptides that disrupt cancer stem cell programs, the process of their work, and the potential for expanding peptide therapy to other cancer types.

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May 16, 2024

Exploring the Microbiome in Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer

Young-onset colorectal cancer is becoming more common, and the microbiome could be playing a role in the increase of cases. Alok Khorana, MD, Director of the Gastrointestinal Malignancies Program at Cleveland Clinic Cancer Institute, joins the Cancer Advances Podcast to discuss this issue. Listen as Dr. Khorana highlights his research on the link between changes in the microbiome and the development and progression of colorectal cancer in younger patients. He also discusses the ongoing metabolomic analysis and investigations.

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May 9, 2024

Advancing Organ Preservation in Rectal Cancer

The Cancer Advances podcast is joined by colorectal surgeons, I. Emre Gorgun, MD, Vice Chair of the Department of Colorectal Surgery, and Joshua Sommovilla, MD, Director of the Colon Cancer Tumor Board, to talk about organ preservation in rectal cancer treatment. Listen as they discuss the rising use of neoadjuvant therapy to shrink tumors before surgery, endoluminal procedures, and the importance of close surveillance and follow-ups for patients.

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