Podcasts

A weekly podcast on what CURE does best: provide Cancer Updates, Research & Education. Each week, you’ll hear from patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates or health care professionals regarding the entire cancer continuum - ranging from specific cancer types to side effects to the psychological strains a cancer diagnosis can have on an individual and their loved ones.

From a 15-Month Prognosis to 17 Years of Survivorship: Heather Von St. James' Mesothelioma Story

November 17th 2022

A 17-year survivor shares her experience of getting diagnosed with mesothelioma at 36, when people with this cancer are typically diagnosed at a much older age and given months to live.

From Volunteer to Patient to Advocate: How a Breast Cancer Survivor’s Life Has Changed Over the Years

November 3rd 2022

A woman without a family history of breast cancer shares how she went from volunteering at breast cancer walks to one day finding herself in the shoes of someone living with the disease.

Reading the Fine Print: How a Footnote on a CT Scan Led to an Unexpected Lung Cancer Diagnosis

October 27th 2022

A man shares how reading the footnote of a CT scan looking for heart disease alerted him to a mass in his right lung, leading to an unexpected diagnosis of lung cancer.

Patient With Lung Cancer ‘Stays One Step Ahead’ of His Rare Mutation

October 20th 2022

A man with lung cancer shares how learning about his EGFR exon 20 insertion mutation soon after being diagnosed has allowed him to be aggressive when pursuing a cancer treatment tailored to his rare mutation.

A Patient With Breast Cancer Explains How Her Job Saved Her Life

October 13th 2022

A woman with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma — a type of breast cancer that begins in the milk ducts of the breast — shares how her experience as an employee at a breast cancer research facility helped her push against doctors who minimized her ultrasound findings and how her Ki-67 score informed her treatment choices.

Coming Full Circle: How a Patient Worked With a Breast Cancer Drug Years Before Reclassification of Her Disease Led to the Same Treatment

October 6th 2022

A patient with metastatic breast cancer shares how she learned that her disease was recently reclassified as HER-2 low, and what it was like to first learn about the FDA-approved drug years before she would be prescribed the treatment.

A 3-time Neuroblastoma Survivor Reflects on How Childhood Cancer Has Changed Over the Past 10 Years

September 30th 2022

Ten years after being diagnosed with cancer, 11-year-old, 3-time neuroblastoma survivor Micah Bernstein and her father, Jeff, discuss how childhood cancer has changed over the past decade.

When Cancer Treatment Leads to a Secondary Cancer: Survivor Shares Her Story of Angiosarcoma

September 23rd 2022

Seven years after completing breast cancer treatment, Angelia Carpenter was shocked to discover she had angiosarcoma, a rare cancer that may have been associated with her breast cancer treatment.

‘Jeopardy!’ Champion Christine Whelchel Recalls Why She Removed Her Wig on National TV

June 30th 2022

In less than a year, Christine Whelchel went from receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer to becoming a trailblazing “Jeopardy!” champion.

Although Cancer Can Damage Body Image, One Survivor Sought to 'Love Herself From the Inside'

February 24th 2022

Sara Montiel says she experienced severe body image issues after her breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent double mastectomy, but she now recalls how she learned to realize how cancer was a blessing.

Exploring the Dynamics of a Male Cancer Caregiver in a Society That Encourages Men to Be Independent

February 17th 2022

In this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, the founder of Jack’s Caregiver Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting men throughout the caregiving experience, explores the layered sociological factors which can affect men in unique ways when they are supporting a loved one with cancer.

Losing His Wife to Cancer Brought Chris Draft From the NFL to the White House

February 10th 2022

On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, former NFL linebacker Chris Draft discusses his wife’s experience with cancer, which led to her untimely death, and describes why advocacy is so important in the cancer world, especially with Cancer Moonshot bringing disparities to the forefront.

Uncharted Territory: How a Cancer Nurse Navigated Her Child’s Leukemia Diagnosis

February 3rd 2022

On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, a cancer nurse explains how her son’s leukemia diagnosis transformed her work, her research and her outlook on life.

‘Let’s Go After This Thing and Fight’ Urges a Long-Time Survivor of Early-Onset CRC

January 27th 2022

In this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, a woman living with colorectal cancer who was diagnosed 14 years ago at age 29 discusses what it was like to be the youngest person in the treatment room, and how she found another community of young survivors.

When Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer, Single Mom Turns to Advocacy — for Herself, Her Children and Other Survivors

January 20th 2022

In this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, a cervical cancer survivor and advocate explains how she navigated being given six to 24 months to live as a single mother of three children and no health insurance.

Health Care Worker Discusses Cancer Diagnosis and Vaccine Experience While on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

January 13th 2022

In this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, a physician assistant recalls his experience as a frontline health care worker during the COVID-19 pandemic and what it was like to get diagnosed with multiple myeloma during such a chaotic time.

Expert Explores the Relationship Between Down Syndrome and Leukemia

January 6th 2022

In this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, an expert unpacks cancer risks for individuals with Down syndrome and analyzes the results of a recent study about mortality risks for childhood survivors later in life.

The Last Patient: Cancer Survivor Recounts Diagnosis as COVID-19 Closed Clinicians’ Doors Worldwide

December 23rd 2021

On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, a colorectal cancer survivor explains how she was the last patient to receive a colonoscopy leading to her stage 3 diagnosis as her doctor’s office shut down because of COVID-19 in March 2020.

LeVar Burton Helping the MPN Community Through Advocacy and Storytelling

December 16th 2021

On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, LeVar Burton sits down with CURE® to talk about the importance of MPN awareness and the power of storytelling in advocacy.

‘Cancer Fashionista’ Discusses Finding Confidence During Cancer

December 9th 2021

On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, a woman with multiple myeloma shares how she made the best of her cancer treatment process by channeling her emotions through fashion expression.

From Mourning to Spreading Awareness: Former Caregiver Educates Men on Breast Cancer

December 2nd 2021

On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, a man explains how his late wife’s breast cancer diagnosis changed his life and his understanding of the disease.

Expert Answers Common Questions on Exercising During and After Cancer Treatment

November 24th 2021

On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, an expert from the Huntsman Cancer Institute explains how physical exercise can help patients with cancer and potentially reduce side effects.

In Sickness and in Health: When Both Partners Have Cancer

November 18th 2021

On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, actress and comedian Jessica St. Clair and writer Dan O’Brien share their cancer stories and how they channeled their emotions through creativity.

Cancer Survivor Meets Neighbor With Same Diagnosis: ‘That Changed My World’

November 11th 2021

On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, a young mother living with lung cancer shares the story of her cancer diagnosis and describes the once-in-a-lifetime coincidence of learning her neighbor has the same cancer type and mutation.

Bringing the Lung Cancer Community Together Through Recognition

November 4th 2021

In this episode of CURE’s “Cancer Horizons” podcast, three individuals, who were recognized as CURE Lung Cancer Heroes, spoke about what the honor means to them and bringing the lung cancer community together.

‘Mommy Doesn’t Have Hair Right Now’: Receiving a Cancer Diagnosis as a Young Mother

October 28th 2021

On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, CURE® contributor Amanda Ferraro describes what it was like to receive a cancer diagnosis at 28 years old with a 3-year-old child and discusses the importance of mental health for cancer survivors.

What Patients With Blood Cancers Need to Know About COVID-19, Booster Shots and More

October 21st 2021

An expert from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society breaks down the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine in patients with blood cancers on this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast.

When the Daughter of a Pediatric Oncologist Receives a Cancer Diagnosis

October 14th 2021

“We tried very hard, my daughter and I, to have a daughter-father relationship, not a daughter-doctor relationship,” said Dr. Michael Weiner on this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, in which he discussed his career, his own cancer journey and his daughter’s diagnosis.

The Importance of Genomic Testing: How One Survivor Became Cancer-Free After Being Given Four Weeks to Live

October 7th 2021

One survivor explains how joining a clinical trial for an experimental drug saved his life after he was informed that he only had four weeks to live. Keith Taggart shares his story in this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast.

Losing a Spouse During Cancer Treatment: ‘If You Are Alive, Then You Need to Live’

September 30th 2021

A woman explains how she received a lung cancer diagnosis while she was caring for her sick husband and what it was like to lose him in this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast.