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Cancer Chat

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On MUSC Hollings Cancer Center's Cancer Chat podcast, you will hear inspiring stories from our patients and survivors about their cancer journeys, how they navigated their treatment, and the resources and strategies they relied on the most.

Our researchers and doctors also share insights about the latest research discoveries, cutting-edge treatments and clinical trials, innovative community outreach programs, and potential cancer breakthroughs that are on the horizon.

Check back often to listen to the latest episodes.

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Surviving Breast Cancer

Hollings director Dr. Raymond N. DuBois, Hollings surgical oncologist and breast cancer researcher Dr. Andrea Abbott and special guest LaToya Wilson, a breast cancer survivor, chat about the latest advancements for preventing, treating and surviving breast cancer.

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badge graphic that says Lowvelo 21: 100% of every rider raised dollar goes directly to cancer research


Dr. Ray DuBois gears up for a chat about the upcoming LOWVELO bike ride benefiting cancer research at Hollings with cancer researcher Dr. Gerard Silvestri and LOWVELO event manager Rachel Haynie.

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Hugh Royer and Dr. Evan Graboyes

Look At My Skin

Dr. Andrea Abbott talks with pro golfer Hugh Royer about his experience with skin cancer and shares helpful tips about skin cancer prevention.

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Liza Patterson holds her daughter in her arms on the beach

I Will Survive

Lymphoma survivor Liza Patterson details her mental health struggles after beating cancer and Hollings psychologist Dr. Wendy Balliet shares insight on this all-too-common issue.

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Celestine West

The Fit Survivor

Janis Newton, director of the MUSC Wellness Center, talks about the Survivors' Fit Club with participant Leslie DeMark. The club is a 10-week wellness program for breast cancer survivors.

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Dr. Marvella Ford in the hallway at MUSC.

Let the People Say AMEN!

Dr. Raymond N. DuBois and Dr. Marvella Ford discuss cancer health disparities, prostate cancer in Black men, and Hollings' innovative community outreach efforts like the new SC AMEN Program.

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Science Never Sleeps

The Science Never Sleeps podcast covers the science, people, innovation, and stories behind the scenes of biomedical research at MUSC. Cancer-specific episodes are curated here.

Dr. Denis Guttridge

Cancer Research Innovations

Dr. Denis Guttridge details where we've been, where we are, and what the future holds for cancer treatment and potential cures.

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Dr. Marvella Ford

Healthcare Disparities

Dr. Marvella Ford, associate director of the population science and cancer disparities program at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, discusses unequal access to healthcare.

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Eric Bartee works in the lab

An Age-Old Concept with a 21st Century Impact

Dr. Eric Bartee takes us on a journey from 18th century cancer killing viruses to today's high tech immune response innovations.

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Dr. David Neskey

Immunotherapy Before Surgery

Dr. David Neskey investigates the impact of pre-surgical immunotherapy to improve cancer outcomes.

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Dr. John Wrangle

The Doctor Will See You Now

Dr. John Wrangle discusses the critical role clinical trials play in translating research into potential medical care solutions for cancer.

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Mark Rubinstein in lab

Killing Cancer Through Immunotherapy

Dr. Mark Rubinstein provides a compelling depiction of life in the lab focused on cancer cures.

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Dr. Chrystal Paulos

Why I Do Cancer Research

Dr. Chrystal Paulos talks about a family history of cancer which changed the course of her career.

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An Introduction to Cancer Immunotherapy

Four MUSC Hollings Cancer Center scientists share their insights about cancer immunotherapy.

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South Carolina Public Radio Health Focus

South Carolina Public Radio's Health Focus is a weekly segment highlighting a wide range of health and medical topics. Segments featuring Hollings doctors and researchers are curated here.

Managing lymphedema

Featuring Dr. Katie Schmitt

BRIGHT research related to body image distress

Featuring Dr. Evan Graboyes

Support for patients with head & neck cancer

Featuring Savannah Zimmerman

Lung cancer screening disparities

Featuring Dr. Marvella Ford

Breast cancer screening & early detection

Featuring Dr. Rebecca Leddy

Skin cancer screening

Featuring Dr. Andrea Abbott

Reducing risk of cancer returning for breast cancer survivors

Featuring Denise Kepecs