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JCO's Cancer Stories: The Art of Oncology podcast series consists of author interviews and readings of the section’s content. This platform provides authors with the opportunity to comment on their work, offers better accessibility for readers, and stimulates moreconversations. Art of Oncology publishes personal essays, reflections, and opinions in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, giving our readers a chance to reflect on important aspects of practice and help shape our professional discourse. We hope you enjoy listening to these thought-provoking stories.


Dr. Lidia Schapira

Cancer Stories is hosted by Dr. Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO.

Dr. Schapira is the Associate editor for JCO’s Art of Oncology. She is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine where she serves as the Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program. 

All guests on ASCO podcasts agree to provide evidence-based information to our listeners. Guests agree to provide objective commentary free from commercial bias, and they agree to respect patient privacy. Conflict of Interest disclosures in connection with the content of the podcast will be provided with each episode.


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The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. This is not a substitute for professional medical care and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions. Guests on this podcast express their own opinions, experience, and conclusions. Guests' statements on the podcast do not express the opinions of ASCO. The mention of any product, service, organization, activity, or therapy should not be construed as an ASCO endorsement.

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Sep 15, 2017

A doctor struggles to convey a prognosis to his cancer patient.

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Jul 17, 2017

A tale of two mothers—one who has cancer, and one who is her oncologist.

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May 12, 2017

A doctor recalls the struggles and joys of working with a challenging cancer patient.

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Apr 25, 2017

A doctor recalls how deceased patients both haunt and sustain her.

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Feb 14, 2017

A tale of two nurses – one with cancer and the other her caregiver.

Actress Peri Gilpin reads the essay "White Knuckling" by Dr. Daniel Rayson. Cancer Stories host Dr. Lidia Schapira interviews Dr. Rayson about his inspiration for the piece.

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