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Understanding Childhood Cancer With Dr Geoff

Understanding Childhood Cancer with Dr Geoff. Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Lymphoma 1: Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkin's (x4)

Lymphomas make up about 11% of childhood cancer, and there are several different types. Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30mins

2 Nov 2015

Rank #1

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Highlights of ASCO: Two transplants for neuroblastoma??

At the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in June 2016, a study was presented looking at using two autologous bone marrow transplants in neuroblastoma. The results were exciting.... Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30mins

8 Aug 2016

Rank #2

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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in Childhood

All about acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in childhood Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53mins

27 Apr 2015

Rank #3

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Acute Myeloid Leukaemia 1: What is this disease? The first weeks.

Acute myeloid leukaemia is the second main form of leukaemia in childhood. This podcast explains what the disease is, and the tests and treatments done at initial diagnosis. Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27mins

4 Aug 2015

Rank #4

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Chemotherapy 7: Ifosfamide

Ifosfamide is another chemotherapy drug, used particularly in certain sarcomas and certain patients with leukaemia. This episode explains how it is given, and common and rare side effects. Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22mins

27 Nov 2016

Rank #5

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Fevers: why are the doctors so obsessed with fevers?

The doctors and nurses keep raving on about fevers, not cancer.... what's this all about?This information may be life-saving. Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

17mins

8 Sep 2015

Rank #6

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Rhabdomyosarcoma

All about rhabdomyosarcoma. What sort of tumour is it? Where does it occur? What tests are needed? How is it treated? Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 5mins

30 Mar 2015

Rank #7

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Chemotherapy for Childhood Cancer Episode 1: Introduction

Introduction to chemotherapy in the treatment of childhood cancer. Dr Geoff explains what chemotherapy is, how it works, and what side effects may occur. Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37mins

24 May 2015

Rank #8

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Chemotherapy Drugs 6: Cisplatin.

Cisplatin is a chemotherapy drug that is particularly used in osteosarcoma, neuroblastoma, medulloblastoma, germ cell tumours and others. This episode describes how it is given and the important side effects. Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

28 Jul 2015

Rank #9

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Nutrition 4: Total Parenteral Nutrition

When eating and nasogastric feeding aren't working, we may need to give nutrition straight into the vein. That's called TPN or hyperalimentation. Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14mins

7 Oct 2015

Rank #10

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Nutrition 2: Quinoa or KFC?

If nutrition is so important, then what food should kids eat while on chemotherapy? Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

9mins

23 Sep 2015

Rank #11

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Interesting article: do children with cancer have an underlying gene abnormality?

Parents always ask why their child developed cancer. They ask if it is genetic, meaning is it something hereditary, or some abnormality in the DNA that the child was born with. In this episode I discuss a recent paper that examined this question. Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35mins

2 Dec 2015

Rank #12

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"A Selfless Act": my reading of an article on clinical trials in childhood cancer.

In this episode I read out for you an article written by Dr Susan Cohn from the University of Chicago. Dr Cohn is an eminent paediatric oncologist, and a world expert on children's cancer trials, particularly in neuroblastoma. Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

17mins

25 May 2016

Rank #13

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Nutrition 1: Why is Nutrition an Issue?

Children on chemotherapy can really struggle to maintain their weight. This episode explains why. Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

9mins

21 Sep 2015

Rank #14

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G-CSF and PEG G-CSF: drugs to boost the bone marrow.

Chemotherapy can make the white blood cell count drop, predisposing to infection. These drugs work to boost white blood cell production. Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27mins

13 Apr 2016

Rank #15

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Why does my child need a heart test? Echo's and ECG's.

We often need to evaluate heart function during chemotherapy. This episode explains what the tests are, and why we need to do them. Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

16mins

7 Sep 2016

Rank #16

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Immunotherapy 4: Those amazing new antibodies against cancer

Exciting new antibodies against cancer were reported at ASCO this year. This episode explains how they work. Will they end up useful in childhood cancer? Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

16mins

19 Sep 2015

Rank #17

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Lumbar Puncture 1: what is a lumbar puncture?

We often need to take samples of the spinal fluid, and regularly inject chemotherapy drugs there too. We do this using a lumbar puncture. Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14mins

8 Oct 2015

Rank #18

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Bone Tumours in Children and Young Adults 1: Ewing Sarcoma and Osteosarcoma

What are the main types of bone tumours in children and young adults? What is Ewing sarcoma, what is osteosarcoma? Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

11mins

13 Jun 2015

Rank #19

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Personalised Medicine 4: How DNA gets messed up to cause cancer.

There's multiple ways the DNA code can get messed up and lead to cancer. This episode describes some of them, along with some little green men. Link to Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29mins

29 Oct 2015

Rank #20