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22 minutes | Sep 28, 2022
A Holistic Approach to Improving Outcomes in Cancer Survivorship
The term "cancer survivor" refers to any person who has had a cancer diagnosis, and this population is growing. As of January 2022, it is estimated that there are 18.1 million cancer survivors in the U.S. — approximately 5% of the population. This number is expected to increase to 26 million by 2040 due to the aging population, better detection strategies, more effective cancer treatments and improved supportive care. Dr. Emily Tonorezos, director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at the National Cancer Institute, discusses the research her office is facilitating to help address the needs of this community.
18 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
Season 3 Episode 25 - Suicide Prevention Efforts Seeing Tech Impacts at VA
Suicide prevention is the Department of Veterans Affairs No. 1 clinical priority. The agency's Executive Director of Suicide Prevention Matthew Miller unpacks new programs and initiatives aimed at reducing veteran suicide, like VA's recently announced Mission Daybreak. He'll also discuss the technologies that are helping VA meet this critical goal.
27 minutes | Sep 14, 2022
Season 3 Episode 24 - How VA is Leveraging Genomics and Big Data to Improve Lung Cancer Outcomes
Cancer innovation has been a longstanding priority in the current administration. But sometimes overlooked is some of the nation's most sophisticated lung cancer research underway at the Department of Veterans Affairs. This includes applying capacities like modernized electronic health records and artificial intelligence to support groundbreaking innovation. Dr. Michael Kelley, director of the National Precision Oncology Program, and Kenute Myrie, portfolio manager at the VA Office of Research and Development, discuss how the agency is advancing understanding of cancer and improving long-term health outcomes for veterans.
20 minutes | Sep 6, 2022
Season 3 Episode 23 - VA Kicks Off Summit of AI, ML Impacts on Brain Health
The Department of Veterans Affairs is at the forefront of some of America's most advanced brain health research. Ahead of the VA NAII BRAIN Summit in Washington D.C., Dr. Rafael Fricks discusses how VA is applying breaking technology like artificial intelligence and machine learning to better understand and treat complex conditions ranging from brain cancer to post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
23 minutes | Aug 30, 2022
Accelerating Progress in Pediatric Cancer
Pediatric cancers are considered rare diseases, which makes them more challenging to study and treat. However, efforts like the Childhood Cancer Data Initiative are helping to advance disease biology understanding and open pathways for community collaboration. In light of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, NCI experts discuss the future of precision medicine and immunotherapy.
21 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
Season 3 Episode 22 - The Clinical Standards Behind Adoption of New Tech at Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs is at the forefront of advancing America's health care and using new capacities to improve patient outcomes. Dr. Priya Joshi discusses how the agency is developing a set of rigorous clinical standards to ensure technology is adopted in a safe, effective way to improve the treatment and quality of life for veterans nationwide.
15 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
Season 3 Episode 21 - VA Eyes Long-Term Treatments With the Help of Wearables
The Department of Veterans Affairs is making considerable advancements in wearable devices and remote patient monitoring to keep track of symptoms and key health metrics in near real time. VA Innovation Specialist Dr. Lindsay Riegler provides a look at how the agency is incorporating these within its broader health care program to improve treatment of chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.
47 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
An Intersectional Look at Anal Cancer and HIV
In June, a study supported by the National Cancer Institute found that for people with HIV, early treatment of precancerous anal lesions caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) can cut rates of anal cancer incidence by more than half. These findings from the Anal Cancer/HSIL Outcomes Research (ANCHOR) study are creating secondary prevention options for those at risk for anal cancer who have not received the HPV vaccine. We look into the history of the study and what its work means for those at risk for anal cancer.
50 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
Season 3 Episode 20 - A VA Partnership with Uber is Helping Veterans Get to Appointments
The Veterans Health Administration has focused much of its modernization programs on improving access to essential care. Director of the Veterans Transportation Program Ben Williams and VHA Executive Management Fellow Indra Sandal discuss the new VHA-Uber Health Connect pilot helping veterans access the care they need while significantly reducing costs from missed appointments.
35 minutes | Jul 13, 2022
Season 3 Episode 19 - VA is Innovating Diabetes Care for Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs has been overseeing some of America's most promising and impactful research into the treatment and management of diabetes. Dr. Leonard Pogach, a lifelong diabetes specialist at VA, highlights the agency's critical work in advancing the understanding of one of America's most commonly suffered chronic illnesses.
24 minutes | Jul 1, 2022
Season 3 Episode 18 - Going for the Long Haul With COVID Research at VA
The Department of Veterans Affairs oversees both America's largest integrated health care network as well as some of the nation's most impactful and wide-reaching health care research projects. VA Director of the Clinical Epidemiology Center Dr. Ziyad al-Aly describes how the agency is using a large repository of health care information and expertise treating COVID-19 to oversee research into better addressing the condition's enduring symptoms long term.
26 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
A Look Into COVID-19's Impact on Cancer Patients
The COVID-19 pandemic created ripple effects across all of health care, especially for at-risk populations like cancer patients. Early in the pandemic, the National Cancer Institute initiated a study to examine the intersection of cancer and COVID-19 diagnoses. More than two years later, we discuss with NCI Head of Breast Cancer and Melanoma Therapeutics Dr. Larissa Korde from the Clinical Investigations Branch on the status of the study, some of the preliminary findings and how it's evolved.
26 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
Season 3 Episode 17 - Using Synthetic Data in Medical Realities at VA
As America's largest integrated healthcare network, the Department of Veterans Affairs also oversees a considerable scope of advanced medical and biomedical research programs. Hear from VA Director of Data Analytics and Innovation Amanda Purnell on how the agency is making innovative use of synthetic data like creating algorithms and machine learning models to support and advance health issues for veterans, including suicide prevention, COVID-19 and more.
30 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
Season 3 Episode 16 - FDA CIO Talks New 'Enterprise Modernization Action Plan'
The Food and Drug Administration released an Enterprise Modernization Action Plan (EMAP), the next installment of the agency’s “stronger data and technology foundational approach,” which follows action plans around technology and data modernization. FDA CIO Vid Desai says the plan will accelerate operational efficiency, data use and cross-agency alignment. Desai dives into FDA’s requested fiscal year 2023 budget and what it means for continued modernization across the agency.
34 minutes | May 31, 2022
How Personalized Immunotherapy Can Help Combat Metastatic Breast Cancer
Immunotherapy, or the ability to use a person's own immune system to fight cancer, is rising as a promising treatment option in cancer care. In our first episode of our Cancer HealthCasts miniseries, we talk to one of the fathers of successful immunotherapy, Dr. Steven Rosenberg, about how a study he's leading is unveiling a new form of personalized immunotherapy using tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes to combat metastatic breast cancer.
2 minutes | May 26, 2022
Introducing Cancer HealthCast
Last year we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act with the NCA Miniseries, but there's still so much to discuss in the field of cancer research. This new miniseries explores how NCI is pushing the ball forward in the fight against cancer. We'll dive into news and program highlights in the cancer space, and dig deeper into how NCI is collaborating with partners to enable new technologies and cutting-edge research. Tune in next week for the first episode interview with NCI Surgery Branch Chief Dr. Steven Rosenberg.
33 minutes | May 24, 2022
Season 3 Episode 15 - Inside the Trans-NIH Effort to Address the Opioid Crisis
Drug-involved overdose rates and deaths have been increasing at alarming rates across the country, and a majority of those deaths have been attributed to opioids in recent years. Amid the growing crisis, the National Institutes of Health started the Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative (HEAL) to study and address the opioid epidemic. HEAL Director Dr. Rebecca Baker discusses the strides NIH has taken to help advance science for pain management, barriers for substance use disorder treatment and other critical pieces to addressing opioid misuse and addiction.
13 minutes | May 11, 2022
Season 3 Episode 14 - Integrating VA Services Through Login.gov
The Department of Veterans Affairs maintains one of the most comprehensive benefits and healthcare services of any institution in the United States. Hear from VA digital services expert John Rahaghi on how the agency is further integrating its various services through the integrated Login.gov portal, and how these developments fit within VA's broader customer experience strategy.
18 minutes | Apr 26, 2022
Season 3 Episode 13 - Assistant Secretary for Health's Key Efforts to Address COVID-19 and Wellbeing
Adm. Rachel Levine is Assistant Secretary for Health, coordinating public health efforts at the federal level. Levine discusses challenges and lessons learned from the pandemic, as well as how she is approaching other public health challenges like mental health, the opioid epidemic and more. We'll also see how innovation, intersectional health, telehealth and other approaches are key for addressing these challenges.
26 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
Season 3 Episode 12 - Modernizing the FOIA Process at Veterans Affairs
As America's largest civilian agency, the Department of Veterans Affairs manages one of the country's most substantial Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) programs to provide federal documents to the public upon request. Hear from VA FOIA Director Michael Sarich on how the agency is using new capacities like process automation to expedite the FOIA process and release documents more quickly and efficiently.
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