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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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Apr 26, 2022

"Questions for the Oncologist," by Barry Meisenberg: an oncologist struggles to answer a patient’s “Why me?” question.




Narrator: Questions for the Oncologist by Barry R. Meisenberg, MD (10.1200/JCO.22.00158)


Go ahead, ask me anything.
Decades of meeting beseeching eyes has prepared me.
Ask me...

Apr 12, 2022

"Wall Street doesn't believe in this target," by Dario Altieri. A scientist shares his 12-year journey that led to the discovery of a drug now in clinic.



Narrator: Wall Street Doesn’t Believe in This Target by Dario C. Altieri, MD (10.1200/JCO.22.00180)

March 2, 2009. Just published in the Journal of...