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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.

Oct 13, 2015

Dr. Anthony Back, MD, discusses the sobering question raised by McFarland et al.  The study findings—that inpatient oncology rotations are associated with decreases in interest, empathy, and resilience—suggest that inpatient oncology units have managed to compress into a month a process of hardening...

Aug 4, 2015

The authors discuss key factors to consider that may influence decisions to participate in the Oncology Care Model, by presenting comparable payment reform efforts outside of oncology.

Jul 17, 2015

The authors say oncologists should be aware that patients will not find estimates of survival or treatment effect on the Internet, which may contribute to over-optimistic estimates of survival.

May 20, 2015

The authors discuss the first in a series of articles exploring principles and topics relevant to teams guiding clinicians involved in cancer care. They did not see evidence that multidisciplinary teams affect patient survival or cost of care, and say further research should focus on the association between team...

Apr 14, 2015

A discussion with Ron Kline of CMS, which has designed an episode-based model of oncology care that incorporates elements from several successful model tests. It is hoped that this model will demonstrate how oncology care in the US can transform into a high value, high quality...