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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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Jul 26, 2022

"Good Genes," by Kaitlin Demarest: a resident searches for answers after genetic testing.



Good Genes, by Kaitlin Demarest, MD1 (10.1200/JCO.22.00871)

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 5. I accompanied her to a handful of chemotherapy sessions and filled the time with MadLibs and word...

Jul 12, 2022

In January 2017, while completing his residency, Dr. Colt Williams found himself taking on a second life-changing role when his 65-year-old mother was diagnosed with treatable cancer. The problem? She did not want to live. In this episode of Cancer Stories: The Art of Oncology, join Dr. Williams on his journey...

Jul 5, 2022

"To the Cadaver With the Port," by Kendahl Servino: A medical student begins school in the midst of a pandemic, but also, in the middle of cancer treatment.



Narrator: “To the Cadaver with the Port” by Kendahl Servino, B.S. (10.1200/JCO.21.01979)

It was easy to spot the cadaver's port implanted in her...