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Personal Genomics – A Podcast from the Center for Cancer Genomics

Personal Genomics is a podcast about people—people working in genomics research and facing a variety of scientific, technological, and personal challenges. From repurposing video games, to building something new and amazing, to becoming a patient, there’s a lot that happens behind the scenes that we don’t often talk about. The Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) brings you personal stories from real people about the organic, messy process that is research.

If you have questions about cancer or comments about this podcast, contact the NCI Cancer Information Service. And please be sure to mention the Personal Genomics podcast in your query.


  • E4: Who is the Honey Badger?

    Colleagues and friends of cancer genomics researcher Ken Scott discuss his vision for precision oncology, experience with a rare cancer, and his desire to be a honey badger.

  • E3: Family Portraits

    Cancer researchers at different stages of their lives—in terms of both family and career—discuss their struggles, achievements, and outlook.

  • E2: Another Shot on Goal

    Dr. Denise Wolf tells the story of her serendipitous path from electrical engineering to precision oncology research, and why studying something interesting was not enough.

  • E1: My First Genomic Study

    In the mid 90’s, the idea of a genome-scale study seemed impossible or even crazy to some. Dr. Lou Staudt (director of CCG) talks about putting together one of the first cancer genomics studies for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

  • Trailer: Personal Genomics – A Podcast from the Center for Cancer Genomics

    From the Center for Cancer Genomics at the National Cancer Institute, a new podcast exploring the narratives of cancer genomics researchers. Hear personal stories from researchers about what it’s like to work in one of the most complex areas of cancer research. Coming early 2020.