Jessica Skarzynski


CURE Honors World Ovarian Cancer Day

May 08, 2021

Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day, and in honor of this day that was created in 2013 to raise awareness about the disease, CURE® is rounding up the latest news and updates in this cancer space.

Olympic Medalist Uses Mother’s Cancer Journey to Educate and Inspire

April 29, 2021

On this episode on the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with U.S. beach volleyball Olympic medalist April Ross about how her mother’s experience with metastatic breast cancer gives her the inspiration she needs to pursue her goals and educate others about the disease.

FDA Approves Opdivo for the Frontline Treatment of Gastric Cancer

April 16, 2021

The FDA has approved the combination of Opdivo (nivolumab) plus certain types of chemotherapy for the treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic gastric cancer, gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer, and esophageal adenocarcinoma, making it the first frontline immunotherapy agent approved in this space.

Survivor Lives in Gratitude Despite Ovarian Cancer

April 08, 2021

This week on the CURE® Talks Cancer podcast, we’re chatting with an ovarian cancer survivor and teacher about how she maintained her sense of humor through treatment and why it’s important to remain connected to your friends and family, especially during your darkest moments.

‘Don’t Socially Distance Yourself’ While Going Through Cancer, Says A Survivor

March 29, 2021

Although “social distancing” has become a common term used to describe the safe distance people keep from others to avoid contracting COVID-19, stage 1 ovarian cancer survivor and teacher Brenda Kowalski reminds patients who may be starting out on their cancer journey that it’s important to not “socially distance” yourself from friends when you need support.

Multiple Myeloma 101: An Incurable But ‘Very Treatable’ Disease

March 22, 2021

Although a multiple myeloma diagnosis can be overwhelming for patients, an expert from the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center notes how the disease is very treatable, and that patients can go on to lead full lives.

The Basics of Multiple Myeloma

March 18, 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, we’re honoring Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month by speaking with Dr. Andrew Yee, about the signs and symptoms of this rare form of cancer, what the current treatment paradigm looks like and what advice he has for newly diagnosed patients.

The Future of Adoptive Cellular Therapy in Lung Cancer

March 15, 2021

In the field of lung cancer, a number of current studies evaluating the efficacy of adoptive cellular therapies may one day offer patients with non-small cell lung cancer a “high risk, high reward” treatment option, according to Dr. Ben Creelan of the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Motorcycle Club Rallies to Raise Funds for Fellow Rider and Ovarian Cancer Survivor, WHO Announces the Global Breast Cancer Initiative, and More

March 12, 2021

From a Louisiana-based motorcycle club holding a 57-mile ride to raise money for a fellow member with ovarian cancer to the World Health Organization (WHO) announcing an initiative to reduce global breast cancer mortality by 2.5 million by 2040, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

How TikTok Helped One Cancer Survivor Find Connection and Community

March 11, 2021

This week on the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with lymphoma survivor Nina Luker about what it was like to receive a diagnosis at age 24, and how sharing her story with nearly 200,000 supporters on TikTok and Instagram led her to find purpose with the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

How Targeted Therapies Are Changing the Breast Cancer Treatment Landscape

March 11, 2021

Targeted therapies that attack cancer in a more precise way than traditional chemotherapy are being used more often in the field of breast cancer, but the solution in utilizing them lies within the patient-oncologist relationship, according to an expert from the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.

Cancer Survivor Offers Tips on How to Help Loved Ones Get Through Difficult Times

March 09, 2021

Nearly one year ago to the day, 24-year-old Nina Luker was completely blindsided by a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. But after powering through treatments in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, Luker is now cancer-free and offering advice to those who may be looking for ways to help their loved ones through difficult times of their own.

President Biden Holds Bipartisan Meeting on Cancer Research, Pediatric Patient ‘Donates’ Her Birthday to Help Other Children, and More

March 05, 2021

From President Biden convening a bipartisan meeting to discuss cancer treatments and research to a 5-year-old patient with hepatoblastoma asking for donations to a local food bank instead of presents for her birthday, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Why It’s Important to ‘Live Well With Your Cancer’

March 04, 2021

While it is important to educate oneself after receiving a diagnosis of cancer, it’s also critical to know when to step away and find a balance between cancer and life, according to Diane Zipursky-Quale.

‘No Excuses’ When It Comes to Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March 04, 2021

This week on the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, to kick off Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we spoke with colon cancer survivor April Schack about what it was like to be diagnosed at age 36 and how she’s working with Fight CRC on a new campaign that aims to raise awareness about the disease, so that no one has to go through what she did.