Speaking of SurgOnc

Speaking of SurgOnc® is a podcast brought to you by the Annals of Surgical Oncology (ASO) and the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO).

Speaking of SurgOncThe series is hosted by ASO Deputy Editor Dr. Frederick L. (Rick) Greene, who will expand upon ideas from articles published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology.

Once a month, Dr. Greene will interview authors and leading experts in surgical oncology. Speaking of SurgOnc® episodes will be available on this page and wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher. iHeartRadio and TuneIn

Speaking of SurgOnc

Episode 17: The Landmark Series: Neoadjuvant Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer”

November 10, 2020

Rick Greene, MD and Anna Weiss, MD discuss clinical trials that have defined the role of neoadjuvant endocrine therapy in patients with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. Dr. Weiss is author of “The Landmark Series: Neoadjuvant Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer.”

Dr. Weiss is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Episode 16: The Landmark Series: Neuroendocrine Tumor Liver Metastases

October 13, 2020 Rick Greene, MD, and Alexandra Gangi, MD and James Howe, MD, discuss current data regarding management of neuroendocrine liver metastases and future areas for study. Dr. Gangi and Dr. Howe are authors of “The Landmark Series: Neuroendocrine Tumor Liver Metastases.” Dr. Gangi is Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgical Oncology and the Director of the Gastrointestinal Tumor Program at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA. Dr. James Howe is Professor of Surgery and Division Head of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA. Dr. Howe is also President of the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society and President of the Society of Surgical Oncology.

Episode 15: Survival Outcomes of Patients with Clinical Stage III Melanoma in the Era of Novel Systemic Therapies 

August 11, 2020

Rick Greene, MD and Giorgos Karakousis, MD discuss the impact of immune checkpoint and BRAF/MEK pathway inhibitors on outcomes and melanoma care at a national population level in patients diagnosed with clinical stage III melanoma. Dr. Karakousis is author of, “Survival Outcomes of Patients with Clinical Stage III Melanoma in the Era of Novel Systemic Therapies.”

Dr. Karakousis is Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Episode 14: Prediction of Recurrence Patterns from Hepatic Parenchymal Disease After Resection of Colorectal Liver Metastases

July 14, 2020

Rick Greene, MD, and Michael D’Angelica, MD discuss the relationship between hepatic parenchymal disease and recurrence after colorectal liver metastases resection, which has not been well defined. Dr. D’Angelica is author of, “Prediction of Recurrence Patterns from Hepatic Parenchymal Disease After Resection of Colorectal Liver Metastases.”

Dr. D’Angelica holds the Enid A. Haupt Chair in Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and is Professor of Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York.

Episode 13: Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship Applicants: Trends over Time and the Impact of Board Certification Eligibility

June 18, 2020

Rick Greene, MD and Elizabeth Grubbs, MD, MS discuss an analysis of the applicant pool of complex general surgical oncology (CGSO) fellowships and how it has changed over the last decade.

Dr. Grubbs is author of, “Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship Applicants: Trends over Time and the Impact of Board Certification Eligibility.”

Dr. Grubbs is Associate Professor, Program Director of Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

Episode 12: Symptom burden at the end-of-life for neuroendocrine tumors: an analysis of 2,579 prospectively collected patient-reported outcomes.

May 12, 2020

Rick Greene, MD and Julie Hallet, MSc discuss the moderate-to-severe symptoms observed to steeply increase as death nears for patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), which highlight an opportunity for improved management.

Dr. Hallet is author of, “Symptom Burden at the End of Life for Neuroendocrine Tumors: An Analysis of 2579 Prospectively Collected Patient-Reported Outcomes.”

Dr. Hallet is Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology, University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada.

Episode 11: Germline Genetic Testing: What the Breast Surgeon Needs to Know

April 7, 2020

Rick Greene, MD and Jennifer Plichta, MD discuss the potential benefit for women from genetic testing for BRCA1, BRCA2, and other breast cancer genes and the knowledge needed by breast surgeons to facilitate testing and counseling.

Dr. Plichta is author of, “Germline Genetic Testing: What the Breast Surgeon Needs to Know.”

Dr. Plichta is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Duke Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC.

Episode 10: Maintenance of Certification and Continuing Medical Education: Are They Still Required?

March 10, 2020

Rick Greene, MD and Marissa M. Howard-McNatt, MD discuss how the requirements for maintenance of certification (MOC) and CME changed in 2018, and review the options for completing these requisites.

Mariss M. Howard-McNatt, MD is author of, “Maintenance of Certification and Continuing Medical Education: Are They Still Required?”

Marissa M. Howard-McNatt, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery Sciences – Oncology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC. She is the Director of the Breast Care Center and specializes in breast surgery.

Episode 9: Young Women with Breast Cancer: Fertility Preservation Options and Management of Pregnancy-Associated Breast Cancer

February 11, 2020

Dr. Rick Greene and Dr. Jacqueline S. Jeruss discuss the potential impact of treatment on the future fertility of young breast cancer patients and review guidelines provided to address reproductive health in conjunction with a breast cancer diagnosis.

Dr. Jeruss is author of, “Young Women with Breast Cancer: Fertility Preservation Options and Management of Pregnancy-Associated Breast Cancer.”

Dr. Jeruss is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Departments of Surgery, Pathology, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. She specializes in the care of patients with benign and malignant breast disease.

Episode 8: Intraoperative Fluorescent Angiography Predicts Pharyngocutaneous Fistula After Salvage Laryngectomy

January 14, 2020 Dr. Rick Greene and Dr. Andrew J. Rosko discuss how intraoperative usage of indocyanine green imaging can predict the formation of post-operative fistulas, allowing for more tailored reconstructive options depending on risk of fistula. Dr. Rosko is author of, “Intraoperative Fluorescent Angiography Predicts Pharyngocutaneous Fistula After Salvage Laryngectomy.” Dr. Rosko is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, at the University of Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, MI.  He is an ENT-otolaryngologist surgeon, specializing in the treatment of people with head and neck cancers, and skin cancer.
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