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Bench to Bedside: Outreach Series Transitions to Podcast Format

The award-winning show started as a live video series
Podcast cover image with graphic of microphone in lab coat and the words Bench to Bedside

In March 2023, The University of Kansas Cancer Center unveiled a new iteration of “Bench to Bedside,” transforming its award-winning video series into a weekly podcast. Bench to Bedside is hosted by cancer center vice chancellor and director, Roy Jensen, MD, and features conversations with the best and brightest minds in cancer research and care. Discussions focus on the latest research news, exciting updates from the cancer center, discussions with oncology leaders from across the globe, as well as personal stories and testimonies from people with cancer, caregivers and research advocates. 

Formerly a Facebook Live video series, Bench to Bedside aired for nine seasons as a live, online video series prior to transitioning to a podcast-only format. As a podcast, Bench to Bedside enables the cancer center to engage with communities and discuss issues within its catchment area, while also giving listeners access to experts who are changing the way we approach cancer. The conversational interview format invites listeners from across our large, predominantly rural catchment area, to learn more about the individuals behind the research, featuring stories and advice from our scientists, physicians and staff. 

Podcast Highlights

Mentoring the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers (Season 1, Episode 4) 
Hear a conversation between Dr. Christy Hagan, a breast cancer researcher at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, and Lauryn Werner, an MD/PhD student working in Dr. Hagan’s lab.


Optimizing the Immune System to Beat Cancer (Season 1, Episode 5)
Dr. Roy Jensen sits down for a conversation with Dr. Joseph McGuirk, division director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapeutics program.


Fueling Wellness: The Impact of Nutrition on Cancer Prevention and Treatment (Season 2, Episode 1) 
Dr. Jill Hamilton-Reeves joins Dr. Roy Jensen in the studio to discuss nutrition and how the food we eat could aid in cancer prevention.

Listen to Bench to Bedside

Find the podcast on our website and services like Apple, Amazon and Spotify.

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