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.

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.

Survivor, Advocate Addresses Disparities in Cancer Care

August 16th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Rose Gerber, a breast cancer survivor and advocate, about disparities in cancer care, in particular in breast cancer.

The Unique Dynamic of a Mother-Daughter Cancer-Caregiver Relationship

August 12th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, the hosts of the ‘Stage 4 Clinger’ podcast share the story of their cancer and caregiver journeys and how it led to the conception of their podcast.

Social Media and Rare Cancers: Stay Informed, But Tread With Caution

August 5th 2021

Social media and the internet as a whole can offer a wealth of information and connections for patients with cancer, especially those with rarer diseases. However, patients should always bring the online advice to their health care team, says Dr. Naveen Pemmaraju.

Vietnam Veteran Discusses Agent Orange Exposure and Bladder Cancer

July 29th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, a cancer survivor who served in the Vietnam War shares the story of his Agent Orange exposure and bladder cancer.

Three-Time Cancer Survivor Bikes 100 Miles for a Cause

July 22nd 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Joey Renick opens up about his cancer journey and explains how he went on to bike 100 miles for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Competing in ‘American Ninja Warrior’ and Surviving Cancer in the Same Year

July 15th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, a woman explains how she underwent surgery and chemotherapy for cancer just months before competing in American Ninja Warrior.

Turning Chemotherapy Into Comedy

July 8th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, a cancer survivor explains how she took a lighthearted and comedic approach to her cancer treatment process and went on to create a coloring book based on the funny thoughts she had.

How Do Clinical Trials Work? Cancer Expert Explains It All

July 1st 2021

Will patients be given a placebo? Are clinical trials safe? An expert answers these questions and more.

The Journey to Personalized Cancer Vaccines

June 24th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Dr. Thomas Marron of the Tisch Cancer Institute and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York discusses the exciting future of cancer vaccines.

The Man Who Lost His Hip to Cancer and Crossed the Marathon Finish Line Anyway

June 17th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Colin Jackson explains how he was able to complete a marathon even after cancer treatments that called for surgical removal of part of his femur, hip and surrounding muscle.

Learning to Live with an Incurable, Inoperable Cancer

June 10th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, author Steve Kelley shares both the painful and positive moments of his journey with a rare cancer.

How a Survivor’s Therapeutic Blogging During Cancer Treatments Turned into Inspiration and Advocacy for Others

June 3rd 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, breast cancer survivor Tomika Bryant discusses her cancer journey, advocacy work and how blogging helped her get through treatment.

Finding Hope After A Cancer Diagnosis at a Young Age

May 27th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Nicole Body discusses her cancer journey and shares how she found the strength to persevere through treatments and accept the difficult truths.

The Double Whammy of Cancer and COVID-19 on Mental Health

May 20th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Dr. William Breitbart, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health within the cancer community and what people can do to manage this extra strain.

A Family’s Journey with Ovarian Cancer, Genetic Testing and the BRCA1 Mutation

May 13th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Maria Ciesla, an ovarian cancer survivor, and her daughter Alex Cornwell discuss Ciesla’s cancer journey and how it led them to do genetic testing that revealed they were both carriers of the BRCA1 mutation.

A Prostate Cancer Researcher’s Unique Perspective as A Cancer Survivor

May 6th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Leanne Burnham, Ph.D., discusses the research she’s working on to address health disparities in Black men with prostate cancer after being inspired by her father’s diagnosis, and shares her own cancer survival story.

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

April 29th 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.