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Tobacco Use After a Cancer Diagnosis Podcast

Tobacco use worsens the prognosis of cancer patients and can also reduce the efficacy of cancer therapy. Despite these concerns, tobacco use is often not adequately recorded in patient records or measured in cancer treatment trials or adequately addressed in cancer patient care (despite smoking cessation support being a highly cost-effective intervention). There also remain many important research questions related to tobacco use after cancer diagnosis.

SRNT University, in collaboration with a team based at the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the US National Cancer Institute (NCI), has recorded several audio interviews with oncologists and researchers around the world on the topic of tobacco use after cancer diagnosis. This collection of interviews will provide an overview of the implications of tobacco use after cancer diagnosis, relevance for cancer clinical trials, and the current approaches and challenges in assisting cancer patients and survivors to quit tobacco. The interviews also serve as a guide for future high priority research.

These audio files can be downloaded to your computer or phone for offline listening.

For more information about tobacco use after cancer diagnosis, please also seeĀ SRNT-U Tools & Resources, Reference, NCI Tobacco Control Monograph Series. The latest Monograph is "Treating Smoking in Cancer Patients: An Essential Component of Cancer Care".