Understanding Epigenetics

This podcast was originally published by Five to Thrive on February 7, 2019, here.

The study of epigenetics is not only fascinating from a scientific perspective, it’s something that we all should be familiar with. And it’s a game-changer when it comes to reducing the risk of cancer, healing from cancer treatment, and preventing a cancer recurrence. You won’t want to miss this show, especially if you are a “science geek” like we are! This show is broadcast live on Tuesday’s at 7PM ET on W4CS – The Cancer Support Network part of Talk 4 Radio on the Talk 4 Media Network.

Genomics and the Future of Cancer Treatment

This podcast was originally published by Cancer Care on October 15, 2018, here.


Topics Covered

  • Defining Genomics
  • The Role of the Pathologist
  • Microarrays & DNA Sequencing Technologies
  • The Role of Genomics in Your Treatment Choices
  • Family Cancer Syndromes
  • New Research on Genomics
  • Liquid Biopsies
  • Examples of How Genomics Help Identify Treatment Options
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Genomic Testing and Its Benefits for You
  • Plans for Your Follow-Up Care
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Raoul Tibes, MD, PhD

Director, Clinical Leukemia Program, Laura & Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center; Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine, Scholar in Clinical Research, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, NYU Langone Health

Bob T. Li, MD, MPH

Medical Oncologist, Thoracic Oncology and Early Drug Development Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Sarah E. Kerr, MD

Consultant, Division of Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Genetics and Genomics, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Director, Molecular Anatomic Pathology Laboratory, Co-Director, Genomics Laboratory, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Former Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Author, Researcher in Oncology

Jessica M. Tarnowski, MGCS

Genetic Counselor, Department of Clinical Genomics, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

What You Need to Know About Genomics

This podcast was orignally published by Cure Today by Kristie L. Kahl on June 6, 2019.

In this week’s episode, we spoke with a patient and his doctor about genomic testing and how it can change treatment outcomes for patients with cancer.

Cancer is no longer the once thought “one-size-fits-all” approach when it comes to treatment, especially because genomic testing plays such a crucial role for certain patients.

This week, we spoke with Bryce, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014 and whose cancer journey was changed once he discovered what genomic testing could do for his treatment options. In addition, Dr. Marcia Brose, from the University of Pennsylvania, weighs in on what patients should know about genomic cancer testing.

Understanding Diagnostic Technologies and Biomarkers

This podcast was originally published by Cancer Care on May 6, 2015, here.

Topics Covered


  • Why the Molecular Portrait of Cancer is Important
  • The Role of the Pathologist
  • Benefits of Diagnostic Technologies, Biomarkers, Precision Medicine and Predicting Response to Treatment
  • Clinical Trials: How Research Contributes to Your Treatment Options
  • Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts


Our Panel of Experts

Richard J. Gralla, MD, FACP

Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Al B. Benson, III, MD, FACP, FASCO

Professor of Medicine, Associate Director for Clinical Investigations, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Sarah E. Kerr, MD

Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic

Charles L. Loprinzi, MD

Regis Professor of Breast Cancer Research, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Caroline Edlund, MSW

Online Support Group Program Director, CancerCare