GRACEcast (cancer-101-audio)
Expert oncologists provide brief, distilled summaries of the most central issues in cancer management and emerging approaches for patients and caregivers. The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE) is committed to providing the knowledge that will help enable the general public to be informed participants in their own care. Visit cancerGRACE.org for more info.

Dr. Ramalingam answers questions on the changing landscape of cancer clinical trials and how new studies are being designed in the new era of molecular oncology.


Dr. Ramalingam, from Winship Cancer Center at Emory University in Atlanta, dispels several myths that have created barriers to patient participation in clinical trials and highlights the rights of a patient interested in enrolling on a study.


Dr. Ramalingam, from Winship Cancer Center at Emory University in Atlanta, explains the process of developing a clinical trial, from identifying the most important questions to navigating it through the design and implementation process and enrolling patients.

Direct download: GRACEcast-135_CA-101-Audio_How_Are_Clinical_Trials_Developed.mp3
Category:Cancer-101-Audio -- posted at: 4:53pm PDT

Dr. Ramalingam, from Winship Cancer Center at Emory University in Atlanta, reviews what constitutes a clinical trial and discusses the phases of studies in the process of clinical research.

Direct download: GRACEcast-134_CA-101-Audio_Ramalingam_on_Clinical_Trials.mp3
Category:Cancer-101-Audio -- posted at: 6:55pm PDT

Dr. Dara Aisner, Pathologist at the University of Colorado, describes emerging technological changes that will advance how molecular marker testing is done, to make it faster and more complete over time.

Direct download: GRACEcast-131_CA-101-Audio_Future_of_Molecular_Pathology_3.mp3
Category:Cancer-101-Audio -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Dr. Dara Aisner, Pathologist at the University of Colorado, reviews several practical challenges about having enough tissue for molecular testing, as well as the accuracy of the tests in different labs.

Direct download: GRACEcast-129_CA-101-Audio_Molecular_Pathology_Testing_2.mp3
Category:Cancer-101-Audio -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Dr. Dara Aisner, Pathologist at the University of Colorado, defines the field of pathology and molecular marker testing for cancer.

Direct download: GRACEcast-127_CA-101-Audio_Aisner_on_Molecular_Pathology.mp3
Category:Cancer-101-Audio -- posted at: 9:19pm PDT

The GRACEcast feeds on iTunes are moving!

Direct download: GRACEcast-092_Cancer-101-Audio_GRACEcast_Feeds_Moving.mp3
Category:Cancer-101-Audio -- posted at: 2:42pm PDT

Interview with Dr. Kristin Manning, Part 2: Challenges in Cancer Imaging (audio)

Dr. Kristin Manning, expert radiologist at Seattle Radiology, discusses difficulties in characterizing ambiguous imaging findings and the potential risks associated with radiation from medical imaging.

Direct download: GRACEcast-042_Lung-Audio_Manning_Imaging_Challenges_2.mp3
Category:Cancer-101-Audio -- posted at: 5:02am PDT

Interview with Dr. David Djang; The Role of PET Scans in Oncology (audio)

This interview by medical oncologist Dr. Jack West of Dr. David Djang, nuclear medicine expert in Seattle, covers the general principles and clinical utility of PET scans in lung cancer and other aspects of oncology.

Direct download: GRACEcast-015_CA-101-Audio_David_Djang.mp3
Category:Cancer-101-Audio -- posted at: 9:01am PDT