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.

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.

The Devastating Experience of Finding Out Your Child Has a Rare Cancer: Part 2

September 24th 2021

It is vital to find support when your child has cancer. In this two-part episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, a family shares how they were able to remain strong as their 9-year-old was treated for neuroendocrine cancer.

The Devastating Experience of Finding Out Your Child Has a Rare Cancer: Part 1

September 23rd 2021

Where do you turn when your child is diagnosed with a rare cancer? In this two-part episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, a family shares the harrowing experience of learning their nine-year-old had neuroendocrine cancer.

After The Dust Settled: Retired NYC Firefighter Remembers 9/11 After Lung Cancer Journey

September 11th 2021

A retired New York City firefighter recalls his return to the city he once served for more than three decades on the day prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and all that followed, including his several bouts with lung cancer years after the dust had settled.

Expert Talks ‘Massive Exposure’ to Toxins After the 9/11 Attacks

September 9th 2021

An expert from Mount Sinai shares his account of Sept. 11, 2001, and describes how the toxins released as a result of the attacks have long-term health impacts.

9/11 and Cancer: Health Impacts Remain 20 Years Later

September 7th 2021

Soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Judy Meyers returned to work in Manhattan, despite the terrible air quality. Years later, she was diagnosed with lung cancer, which is directly related to being in New York City in the aftermath of the destruction of the Twin Towers.

The Oncologist Who Became a Cancer Survivor

September 2nd 2021

Dr. Curtis Mack shares the story of his cancer diagnosis and treatment journey in this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast. The oncologist describes the way it impacted his patient care.

Gleevec Turned the Clock on a Late-Stage Leukemia Diagnosis

August 26th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast Mel Mann discusses his participation in the clinical trial for Gleevec and how it changed the trajectory of his life.

The Olympic Silver Medalist Who Survived Cancer: Kevin McDowell Shares His Story

August 19th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Olympic triathlete Kevin McDowell discusses his cancer journey and shares some insight on his experiences at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Recognizing Advancements and the Individuals Who Made Them in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

August 18th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Dr. Laura Michaelis, a 2019 CURE MPN Hero, about how far we’ve come in the myeloproliferative neoplasm space.