Welcome to the JTCC Future of Cancer Care Podcast

Welcome to the podcast about the future of cancer care, brought to you by the John Theurer Cancer Center. With over 1,200 highly sub-specialized professionals working together in a multidisciplinary approach, John Theurer brings highly customized solutions in a friendly and engaging environment to every patient. Join us on an incredible journey with physicians, researchers, and staff of John Theurer to hear about the next generation of care to treat even the most complicated cases.

Most Recent Episodes

 

35: Robin McConnell (Part Two) on the Array of Nutritional Services Available to Patients and Under-Nutrition and Conditions Experienced by Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Robin McConnell, MS, RD, CSO is the clinical nutrition coordinator at the John Theurer Cancer Center and a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. A graduate of SUNY Oneonta and Columbia University, she manages nutritional care in the divisions of Thoracic, Head and Neck and Urologic oncology. There she treats patients receiving radiation and chemotherapy. McConnell brings more than 25 years of nutritional care experience working in a number of medical institutions in the New York/New Jersey area. Most notably McConnell was the Chief Clinical Dietitian at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center before coming to the John Theurer Cancer Center. Her particular interests lie in the areas of head and neck and lung cancer and in enteral nutrition therapy. Robin McConnell

 

34: Robin McConnell (Part One) on the Array of Nutritional Services Available to Patients and Under-Nutrition and Conditions Experienced by Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Robin McConnell, MS, RD, CSO is the clinical nutrition coordinator at the John Theurer Cancer Center and a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. A graduate of SUNY Oneonta and Columbia University, she manages nutritional care in the divisions of Thoracic, Head and Neck and Urologic oncology. There she treats patients receiving radiation and chemotherapy. McConnell brings more than 25 years of nutritional care experience working in a number of medical institutions in the New York/New Jersey area. Most notably McConnell was the Chief Clinical Dietitian at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center before coming to the John Theurer Cancer Center. Her particular interests lie in the areas of head and neck and lung cancer and in enteral nutrition therapy. Robin McConnell

 

33: Dr. Harry Harper (part two) on Targeted Therapies in Treating Lung Cancer, Translational Medicine, and Resolving Ambiguities in Tumor-Node-Metastasis Staging in Lung Cancer

Dr. Harper employs chemotherapy as neoadjuvant treatment, chemotherapy for advanced disease and chemo/radiation therapy as definitive treatment. He is an expert in targeted therapies and personalized medicine for lung cancer.

 

32: Dr. Harry Harper (part one) on Targeted Therapies in Treating Lung Cancer, Translational Medicine, and Resolving Ambiguities in Tumor-Node-Metastasis Staging in Lung Cancer

Dr. Harper employs chemotherapy as neoadjuvant treatment, chemotherapy for advanced disease and chemo/radiation therapy as definitive treatment. He is an expert in targeted therapies and personalized medicine for lung cancer.

 

31: Sharon Lee Parker (part two) Shares Her Own Experiences As a Cancer Patient and How it Inspired Her To Want To Help Others Who Have The Disease

Sharon Lee Parker works as a health coach at the JTCC. As a patient who experienced cancer first-hand, she has used that knowledge to devote her time, efforts, and energy to serving as a cancer coach at the JTCC. Her involvement has enabled her to have a positive impact on the lives of more than 35,000 individuals who have had cancer. Her fundamental belief is that a combination of the brain and the heart can enable patients to deal with the disease effectively. She has served on a Foundation Board for the past eight years and continues to complete work on a doctoral program. A graduate of Northern Colorado University, her academic preparation has been in speech-language pathology and gerontology. She also is a Board Member of that institution. Over the years, she has garnered many prestigious awards for her contributions in the area of health care. Sharon Lee Parker

 

30: Sharon Lee Parker (part one) Shares Her Own Experiences As a Cancer Patient and How it Inspired Her To Want To Help Others Who Have The Disease

Sharon Lee Parker works as a health coach at the JTCC. As a patient who experienced cancer first-hand, she has used that knowledge to devote her time, efforts, and energy to serving as a cancer coach at the JTCC. Her involvement has enabled her to have a positive impact on the lives of more than 35,000 individuals who have had cancer. Her fundamental belief is that a combination of the brain and the heart can enable patients to deal with the disease effectively. She has served on a Foundation Board for the past eight years and continues to complete work on a doctoral program. A graduate of Northern Colorado University, her academic preparation has been in speech-language pathology and gerontology. She also is a Board Member of that institution. Over the years, she has garnered many prestigious awards for her contributions in the area of health care. Sharon Lee Parker

 

29: Dr. Pritish Bhattacharyya (Part Two) on the Impact of Molecular Diagnostics on Hematopoietic Disorders and the Current Status of Next-Generation Sequencing of Central Nervous System Tumors

Dr. Bhattacharyya research interest focuses on Hematopathology and Molecular Pathology. He has published many articles in national and international journals and is a reviewer of Journals in Pathology and Hematopathology.

 

28: Dr. Pritish Bhattacharyya (Part One) on the Impact of Molecular Diagnostics on Hematopoietic Disorders and the Current Status of Next-Generation Sequencing of Central Nervous System Tumors

Dr. Bhattacharyya research interest focuses on Hematopathology and Molecular Pathology. He has published many articles in national and international journals and is a reviewer of Journals in Pathology and Hematopathology.

 

27: Dr. Andrew Jennis (Part Two) on Gastrointestinal Malignancies and Pre-Treatment Assessment of Patients and the Role Played by Biomarkers in Targeted Therapies

Dr. Jennis research interest focuses on gastrointestinal oncology and stem cell transplantation. His research has been published in many scientific journals, including Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cytotherapy and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

 

26: Dr. Andrew Jennis (Part One) on Gastrointestinal Malignancies and Pre-Treatment Assessment of Patients and the Role Played by Biomarkers in Targeted Therapies

Dr. Jennis research interest focuses on gastrointestinal oncology and stem cell transplantation. His research has been published in many scientific journals, including Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cytotherapy and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.