Surviving and Thriving with Melanoma

Beyond the clinic: living well with melanoma

Living with melanoma is emotionally stressful, no matter which side of the challenge you are on. Melanoma has more than a physical impact when living with the disease. It’s also a significant source of emotional distress, anxiety, and depression—both during treatment and after.

To that end, AIM at Melanoma has launched a new monthly podcast series in 2022, Beyond the Clinic: Living Well With Melanoma. The 2022 season features fresh perspectives into topics seldom discussed in the exam room.

Director of Cancer Survivorship for Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, Raymond Liu, MD, hosts the Beyond the Clinic podcast featuring unfiltered discussions with researchers, caregivers, patients, and medical professionals. Each episode pulls back the curtain to share advice on handling life after a melanoma diagnosis, and how to ride the emotional rollercoaster that often follows.

About Our Host

Raymond Liu, M.D., is a medical oncologist at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, and serves as the Director of Research at The Permanente Medical Group’s Hematology-Oncology service line, overseeing hematology and cancer research. Dr. Liu has a research interest in implementation science with special emphasis on cancer survivorship and the care journey. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed publications on a variety of oncology topics. Dr. Liu received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Liu is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco.

You can listen to the podcast wherever podcasts are available (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, and more). Listen online below, or subscribe and download on your favorite podcasting platform.

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2022 Podcast Topics

January | The Role of Social Media in Patient Care with Don Dizon, MD
February | Conversations About Immunotherapy and Caregiving with Melissa Wilson, PA-C, MPAS
March | Building Psychological Resilience in the Face of Hereditary Risk with Karen Hurley PhD
April | Drawing Strength from Music with Mary Kauffman D.M.A., M.M., MT-BC
May | Being Your Own Advocate with Melissa Wilson, PA-C, MPAS
June | Survivorship with  Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, Dana–Farber Cancer Institute
July | Sun Safety and Psychological Challenges with Kathleen Madden, FNP, MSN, AOCNP, APHN Nurse Practitioner, Melanoma Program New York University Health NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center
August | Toxic Positivity with Whitney Goodman, LMFTT, author of the book Toxic Positivity
September | Spirituality with Michael Eselun from UCLA
October |Talking to Your Care Team about You Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity with Chasity Burrows Walters, PhD, RN 
November |TBD

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