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JCO Oncology Practice podcasts bring you observations and commentaries in a convenient audio format. This popular feature provides further insight and depth to JCO OP's written articles. Play them on your desktop or download them to your portable MP3 player. JCO OP podcasts are ideal for the clinician on the go—you can keep up to date while you are exercising or driving.

Note to authors: To cite a podcast, authors should use the following format, using the podcaster's name in the place of the author: "Smith KH: Role of Tamoxifen in Breast Cancer Treatment [podcast]. J Oncol Pract doi:10.1200/OP.20.55.5555".


The purpose of each podcast is to educate and to inform. The podcast is provided on the understanding that it does not constitute medical or other professional advice or services. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions. Guests who speak in a podcast express their own opinions, experience, and conclusions. Neither American Society of Clinical Oncology nor any of its affiliates endorses, supports, or opposes any particular treatment option or other matter discussed in a podcast. The mention of any product, service, organization, activity, or therapy on a podcast should not be construed as an ASCO endorsement.

Sep 29, 2014

by Robert S. Miller, MD. Dr. Lee Newcomer of United Healthcare discussed the results of a pilot study of a novel episode payment model coupled with actionable use and quality data as an incentive to improve quality and reduce costs of care.

Jul 10, 2014

by Robert S. Miller, MD. Dr. Anees Chagpar discusses findings from the CDC’s 2010 National Health Interview Survey demonstrating a strong correlation between the financial burden of cancer and self-reported quality of life in cancer survivors.

Apr 30, 2014

by Robert S. Miller, MD. Dr. Russ Hoverman of Texas Oncology discusses ASCO's and ASTRO's participation in the Choosing Wisely campaign and the important concept of value in oncology.

Mar 20, 2014

Stephanie Roberson Barnard discusses her first-person narrative describing the barriers she faced in receiving high-quality, patient-centered care when she was recently treated for breast cancer and some suggestions for improvement.

Jan 3, 2014

by Robert S. Miller, MD. Dr. Kerin Adelson discusses the implementation of Epic’s Beacon chemotherapy ordering platform at the Tisch Cancer Institute of Mt. Sinai, New York, and introduces a new quality metric called the rate of evidence-based adherence (REBA), used to measure clinic and provider performance...