Comments and feedback from listeners are always welcome!

If you enjoy listening to the podcast, please do share it on social media (we’re @TargetsPodcast on Twitter) and/or consider leaving a review or rating on iTunes. With 400,000+ podcasts competing for ears, we rely on listeners to help us reach a wider audience.

If you want to find some more science podcasts, do check out “A Big List of Science Podcasts collated by biomedical optics and sensing researcher Lewis E. Mackenzie on his website.

The Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center Library also has a LibGuide that lists science podcasts that may be of interest to the MSK Community. This is publicly accessible, so do check it out.

Below is a sample of some of the reviews and feedback we’ve received.

Apple iTunes Reviews

Novel Targets – Science worth your time  by YFacio

“Fascinating, short, succinct. The information is presented clearly and in a way that anyone can understand. Having had cancer, I can say that learning more about it and what we are doing to fight it is hopeful. Thanks to Novel Targets for bringing new information to the masses.”

Great to Hear from Leaders in Science by kirk802

These podcasts are excellent. Reading medical journal articles can be (is) numbing after a while. The recent podcasts are excellent in bringing true experts who can and do cut through to the key points and topics (helped along by excellent questions from Peter).”

Concise, Informative and anything but novel by Sarah Arrow

If you’re into medicine or biotech then you need to subscribe to this podcast. This is a no spoilers review, and I’m impressed with the professionalism and knowledge shared in the first two episodes.”

Most Comprehensive Science and Biotech Podcast by NGs Dad

This podcast is an in-depth look at burgeoning biotech research and how it affects the present medical application and treatments. Th podcast provides in-depth science and Mechanisms of Action to offer explanations and rational as to why drugs are being targeted to certain targets. Providing interviews with KOLs and PIs in the field, adds to the significance, validity and currency of these issues. For the Scientist, Biotech Officer, Investor and Enthusiast, I highly recommend Novel Targets.”

11 Podcasts for Savvy Pharma Marketers

Thanks to MNG Direct (@mngdirect) for giving us a mention in their blog post on podcasts to listen. We listen to some of these shows too!  Do check out their post on “11 Podcasts for Savvy Pharma Marketers.” Here’s what they had to say about us:

If you enjoy listening to NPR on Saturday afternoons, you’ll like Novel Targets for the great production value. Each 30- to 40-minute episode goes deep on a specific topic and includes interviews with multiple global thought leaders. The high-science information is presented in a straightforward and helpful way that will give you context no matter what therapeutic area you’re in.

Episode 18: Shaping the Future

Episode 17: Overcoming Immunotherapy Resistance

February 2017 Review by @ohmsonite

Excerpt from @ohmsonite review. My favs: episode 5 : Titans of Adoptive Cell Therapy (Dr Carl June & Dr Rosenberg duke it out, in the most friendly and professional way about TCR and CAR T therapies), episode 11 (Dan Chen & Ira Mellman talk about the world famous cancer immunity cycle).

Sometimes I go back and listen numerous times during my commute and frankly, I learn something new each time. If you like them, make sure you subscribe to them in iTunes and give them the reviews they so very deserve.

Episode 15: Targeting Ovarian Cancer

Episode 14: Cell Therapy Pioneers

Episode 13: Immunotherapy or Bust

In a June 23, 2016 post on Adventures In Living Terminally Optimistic Blog, patient advocate, and stage 4 colorectal cancer patient, Tom Marsilje, PhD (@CurrentincurSci) picked up on the message of “hope” in the podcast.

In several blog posts, Tom shared his excitement about the potential breakthrough in microsatellite stable (MSS) CRC where responses were seen with a combination of two drugs, neither of which worked on their own previously. Tom’s review of the podcast highlights the importance of patient education.

With the increasing complexity around new treatment options and clinical trials, if you want to live as long as possible, you need be an educated patient!

Episode 12: Of Mice and Men

Episode 11: Cancer Immunity Cycle

Novel Targets made Luke Timmerman’s Top 10 list on Forbes

Thanks for the shout-out Luke!

Feedback on Season 1

Following Episode 10: New Horizons in Hematology, a CLL patient sent an email to say:

“I am an avid consumer of research and interviews in CLL.  This is truly one of the best interviews I’ve have ever read/heard.  Very comprehensive.”

An important takeaway from the feedback we’ve received from cancer patients is that many have a high-level of knowledge about their disease. They want to be informed and educated about the latest research and what new treatment options may be on the horizon. They never know when they might relapse or progress and be in need a clinical trial that offers renewed hope.