Episode #7: Clinical and Surgical Trials [Pt. 2]

In the second part of our discussion on colorectal cancer trials, Dr. James Fleshman joins Ron to discuss the ACOSOG Z6051 Randomized Clinical Trial. This surgical trial aims to decipher the differences of open versus laparoscopic surgery in the treatment of colorectal cancer. To read more about Dr. Fleshman's findings and reports click here

Dr. Fleshman is the Helen and Stanley Joseph Seeger Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. His professional focus is the treatment of patients with colorectal diseases. He has developed an international reputation in the laparoscopic treatment of colorectal cancer and the development of randomized controlled trials to evaluate the use of laparoscopic techniques in the treatment of colorectal cancer. Click here to read a full bio.

In this episode, Jeff and Ron also answer a listener question and discuss the future of patient trials in this field. 

Episodes available on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher.

Episode #6: Colorectal Cancer Clinical Trials [Pt. 1]

The How We Treat Colon & Rectal Cancer podcast's next two episodes will feature discussions about clinical trials focused on colorectal cancer treatment. In part one, Dr. Deborah Schrag joins us to provide an inside look at the PROSPECT trial currently taking place. 

PROSPECT is the acronym for Preoperative Radiation Or Selective Preoperative Radiation and Evaluation before Chemotherapy and Total Mesorectal Excision (TME). From the on-going trial, Dr. Schrag and her team hope to decipher and compare the results of standard chemo and radiation treatment using a regimen of drugs named FOLFOX (the drugs 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), oxaliplatin and leucovorin). To learn more about this trial, listeners can click here.

Episode #5: Colorectal Cancer Genetics, Microsatellite Instability and Checkpoint Inhibitors

Episode #5 is now available on SoundCloud and iTunes.  In this episode, our hosts talk over a case with two specialists in immunotherapy from the Dana-Farber: Dr. Osama Rahma and Dr. Matthew Yurgelun. After reviewing the patient and case details, our guests outline the unique set of challenges during treatment due to the patient testing positive for Lynch Syndrome. It is an engaging discussion.

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All How We Treat Colon & Rectal Cancer Podcast episodes are now available on iTunes. Subscribe to the show today, and click here to access the show's iTunes preview page. 

Stay tuned for Episode #5 later this month. The discussion topic will be "Immunotherapy." Tweet @RonaldBledayMD or comment on this post with your questions/comments. Ron and Jeff will answer them in the upcoming episode.

Coming in December!

Stay tuned for another podcast episode coming soon. 

The How We Treat Colon and Rectal Cancer Podcast's fourth episode will focus on a recent case involving complications due to a patient's age and frailty. The medical experts joining us will be Dr. Nadine Jackson McCleary and Dr. John Saltzman.  

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Episode #3: Colorectal Cancer and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Episode #3 of the podcast is now available. 

Join your hosts as they explore a case of upper rectal cancer involving colitis and IBD. This episode's guests are Dr. Joshua Korzenik and Dr. Harvey Mamon. To see references mentioned in and relating to the discussion, visit the Episode Library page on this blog.

Have a question or comment? Leave one on the post or send an email to howwetreat@gmail.com. 

Episode #2: Rectal Cancer Imaging

In this episode, Dr. Bleday and Dr. Meyerhardt explore the use of imaging during the treatment of a rectal cancer patient. Dr. Michael Rosenthal joins us to discuss this crucial (yet complicated) tool for colorectal cancer doctors.

Click here to access the articles, studies, and other references mentioned in the episode.

Episode #1: Post Operative Chemotherapy

Welcome to the podcast! 

In our first episode, Dr. Marios Giannakis joins Ronald Bleday for a discussion on the treatment of a colorectal cancer patient involving the use of chemotherapy after rectal cancer surgery. 

Have a question or comment? Leave a post below, email alec@outreach.technology, or connect with us at @RonaldBledayMD on twitter. 

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