The Accelerators Podcast

"The Accelerators Podcast" is a specialized podcast series presented by The Accelerators

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“People Are Claiming That Radiation Is Dead”: Esophagus Cancer at ASCO24 With Krish and Nina

“People Are Claiming That Radiation Is Dead”: Esophagus Cancer at ASCO24 With Krish and Nina

The Accelerators (Drs. Matt Spraker and Simul Parikh) host Radiation Oncologists and elite GI educators Drs. Krish Jethwa and Nina Sanford.

We discuss the exciting phase III ESOPEC study presented at ASCO 2024. The study demonstrated an overall survival benefit for perioperative FLOT chemotherapy versus pre-operative chemoradiation therapy for GE junction adenocarcinoma. 

The Accelerators Podcast is a production of Photon Media, a division of the Cold Light Legacy Company.

If you'd like to support our efforts, please visit the Cold Light Legacy Company to learn more.

“Were Not the Only People in Town”: Introducing Cameron Tharp, M.P.H., R.T.T.

“Were Not the Only People in Town”: Introducing Cameron Tharp, M.P.H., R.T.T.

The Accelerators (Drs. Matt Spraker and Simul Parikh) host a very special guest! 

Cameron Tharp, M.P.H., R.T.T. has joined the TAP team to help us out with show development and offer new perspective to our content. 

We introduce Cameron and tease future discussions on a hot radiation therapy topic: Advanced Practice Radiation Therapy.

Of course, Simul makes Cameron sit in The Hot Seat. 

Here are some resources as well as some other things mentioned in the show:

The Accelerators Podcast is a production of Photon Media, a division of the Cold Light Legacy Company.

If you'd like to support our efforts, please visit the Cold Light Legacy Company to learn more.

“Off of My Napkin and Into the Computer”: Enhancing Re-Irradiation With Dora From KSA and Ana From Radformation

“Off of My Napkin and Into the Computer”: Enhancing Re-Irradiation With Dora From KSA and Ana From Radformation

The Accelerators (Drs. Matt Spraker and Simul Parikh) team up with Radformation for a very special #ESTRO24 episode!

We host Dr. Dora Correia, a Portuguese Radiation Oncologist currently working at Cantonal Hospital Aarau in Switzerland and EORTC Y-ECI ROSC Chair as well as Ana Rato, Medical Dosimetrist and Clinical Success Manager with Radformation.

In honor of ESTRO 2024, we discuss a hot topic for the conference... reirradiation!

We first compare and contrast patterns of referral and practice in Switzerland versus the US then give our thoughts on the ESTRO Challenges in Reirradiation: From Art to Science webinar series. This is free and not to be missed!

We then discuss how we manage re-irradiation in our day to day clinical job... and how Radformation ClearCheck, AutoContour, and deformable registration can enhance our re-irradiation workflows! 

Finally, we discuss how to approach treatment intent with patients when they may be facing a high risk of serious toxicity.

We close the show with Simul's Portuguese Lightning Round! 

We hope you enjoy ESTRO 2024, check out Radformation at booth 550!

Here are some other things we discussed during the episode:

Editor's Note: While our love for their products is genuine, The Accelerators were compensated for this episode and Radformation participated in planning the content. The discussions in this episode are the opinions of the participants and are not clinical advice.

Please see our website for complete information on our past and current sponsors.

The Accelerators Podcast is a Photon Media production. 

“The Organization Is Bigger Than Any Individual”: On Physician Leadership With ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford Hudis

“The Organization Is Bigger Than Any Individual”: On Physician Leadership With ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford Hudis

The Accelerators (Drs. Matt Spraker and Simul Parikh) host Dr. Clifford Hudis, medical oncologist and CEO of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 

We discuss a wide range of topics surrounding organizational leadership. While we examined the topic through a physician's lens, anyone that works in healthcare will love this conversation! 

Leadership coaching, physician-led healthcare organizations, remote work and virtual care, engaging law makers and the public, and more! 

Learn from one of oncology's best physician leaders. 

Here are some other things we discussed during the show:

The Accelerators Podcast is a production of Photon Media, a division of the Cold Light Legacy Company.

If you'd like to support our efforts, please visit the Cold Light Legacy Company to learn more.

On Lymphedema and Treatment with Mary and Katelyn from Tactile Medical

On Lymphedema and Treatment with Mary and Katelyn from Tactile Medical

In this episode, The Accelerators (Drs. Matt Spraker and Simul Parikh) host Mary Calys, DPT, a lymphedema physical therapist, and Katelyn Nees. They are the Senior Clinical Specialist and Senior Market Development Director for Tactile Medical, respectively.

Mary and Katelyn update our medical knowledge on the etiology and management of lymphedema with a special focus on breast and head & neck cancers.

Do not miss the awesome resources they provided for this show: a high-quality slide deck, clinician resources for lymphedema management in breast and head and neck cancers, and data supporting pneumatic compression.

We cover definitions, screening for symptoms, advanced measurements, and comprehensive management. We also cover the randomized data supporting the use of Flexitouch Plus, an advanced pneumatic compression device to treat lymphedema at home.

Finally, we cover the process of prescribing Flexitouch in clinic and Matt and Simul share their experiences with clinical use. 

We hope you enjoy this practical #MedEd episode as much as we enjoyed making it!

Here are some other things we discussed during the show:

Editor's Note: The Accelerators Podcast was compensated for this episode and Tactile Medical participated in planning the content. Matt and Simul are not compensated by the company for the clinical use of Tactile products, they just really like them! The discussions in this episode are the opinions of the participants and are not clinical, billing, or coding advice. We encourage you to contact your friendly local Tactile Medical representative or visit tactilemedical.com for more information.

Please see our website for complete information on our past and current sponsors.

The Accelerators Podcast is a Photon Media production. 

“Its Worth Asking Why”: In Conversation With Todd Scarbrough

“Its Worth Asking Why”: In Conversation With Todd Scarbrough

At the end of last year, Dr. Jason Beckta published a docu-podcast about clinical supervision of radiotherapy services (parts one, two, and three). The series covers supervision terms, legal precedent, and dispels the misinformation shared by conflicted parties. 

In this episode, The Accelerators (Drs. Matt Spraker and Simul Parikh) join up with Jason to interview the famous Dr. Todd Scarbrough, the radiation oncologist at the center of supervision lore.

Todd shares his story and we discuss many aspects of supervision policy. 

Here are some links to things discussed in the show:

The Accelerators Podcast is a production of Photon Media, a division of the Cold Light Legacy Company.

If you'd like to support our efforts, please visit the Cold Light Legacy Company to learn more.

“Xeet It Out”: Austin, Anna, and Avinash on the ASTRO ECC

“Xeet It Out”: Austin, Anna, and Avinash on the ASTRO ECC

The Accelerators (Drs. Matt Spraker and Simul Parikh) host early career radiation oncologists Drs. Austin Sim, Anna Paulsson, and Avinash Chaurasia to discuss... early career (EC) issues in radiation oncology!

It's no secret that this is a passion topic for TAP. One of our first episodes dished out practical tips for new attendings (and new residents), and we've since given an independent voice to our EC peers on a wide range of topics: boards, starting families, finding your place in community medicine, and more.

We've been watching the work of friends-of-the-show Austin, Anna, and Avinash in this space throughout the last year.

They are among founding members of the nascent ASTRO Early Career Committee, a new group created to "represent the needs of radiation oncologists and physicists who are eight years or fewer out of training."

Listen in as we discuss all the things they are working on and their ideas for the future!

Don't miss the ECC resource website (members only) as well as their open suggestion box!

The Accelerators Podcast is a production of Photon Media, a division of the Cold Light Legacy Company.

If you'd like to support our efforts, please visit the Cold Light Legacy Company to learn more.

“I Am Friendly to Industry”: A Rad Onc Skin Cancer Journal Club

“I Am Friendly to Industry”: A Rad Onc Skin Cancer Journal Club

It's another Accelerators journal club with Dr. Simul Parikh!

In this episode Simul reviews a recent industry sponsored publication in Advances in Radiation Oncology.

Image guidance improves freedom from recurrence rate after superficial radiation therapy for non-melanoma skin cancer

The article retrospectively compares patients with skin cancer treated with image-guided superficial radiotherapy to other previously published cohorts. Such a definitive title for a retrospective study! Well, there is more to the story. 

Simul discusses the article's methods, results, and adds important context for the message communicated by this paper. Edward Bernays would be proud.

Here are some links to things discussed in the show:

The Accelerators Podcast is a production of Photon Media, a division of the Cold Light Legacy Company.

If you'd like to support our efforts, please visit the Cold Light Legacy Company to learn more.

“Ignoring the Elephant in the Room”: Matt Interviews Simul About Discourse in Rad Onc

“Ignoring the Elephant in the Room”: Matt Interviews Simul About Discourse in Rad Onc

The Accelerators (Drs. Matt Spraker and Simul Parikh) discuss critique versus negativity, why Simul quit social media, Student Doctor Network, and engaging in discourse about Radiation Oncology.

This episode is a companion to an episode we recorded in December, but Matt initially decided to hold it back. The episode is a strong, journal club style critique of payer policy article published by the IJROBP that we feel should be retracted.

We encourage you to listen to our "almost lost" episode and additionally read Mark Storey's amazing rebuttal to the IJROBP publication.  

Here we discuss how this contributed to Simul leaving social media, why we initially held back the episode, critique, misanthropy, and our mission for open discussion in Radiation Oncology. 

Here are some links to things we discuss in the episode:

The Accelerators Podcast is a production of Photon Media, a division of Cold Light Legacy Company.

If you'd like to support our efforts, please visit the Cold Light Legacy Company to learn more.

Bio of The Accelerators Podcast

"The Accelerators Podcast" is a specialized podcast series presented by The Accelerators, focusing on Oncology News and Views from Photon Media. 

This indicates that the podcast is likely tailored for individuals interested in the field of oncology, which involves the study and treatment of cancer.

The content of the podcast may include discussions, interviews, and updates related to various aspects of oncology, such as recent research findings, advancements in cancer treatment, insights from experts in the field, and possibly discussions on the broader healthcare landscape.

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