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.

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.

A Cancer Research Writer Turns His Pain Into Hope For Others

April 22nd 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Henry Scowcroft discusses his experiences writing a book about his late wife’s cancer journey and offers advice for other caregivers.

‘I’m Not Always Happy, But I’m Happy Right Now’ with Endometrial Cancer

April 15th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Pamela Hegg details her journey with a rare form of endometrial cancer and explains how she’s able to stay positive through multiple recurrences.

Survivor Lives in Gratitude Despite Ovarian Cancer

April 8th 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.

The Basics of Multiple Myeloma

March 18th 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.

How TikTok Helped One Cancer Survivor Find Connection and Community

March 11th 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.

‘No Excuses’ When It Comes to Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March 4th 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.

Oncologist Turned Caregiver Offers Guidance About Women's Cancers

February 25th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with a gynecologic cancer expert about how her sister’s journey with ovarian cancer provided her with a different perspective that would lead to raising awareness for others.

Juggling a Career and Navigating Cancer Treatment

February 18th 2021

This week on the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Evofem Biosciences founder and CEO Saundra Pelletier about what it was like to go through the shock of receiving a cancer diagnosis while also navigating a career, and explaining how her product, which is now FDA-approved, can help patients with cancer and survivors improve their sexual quality of life.

‘Attitude is Everything’ When Dealing with Cancer

February 11th 2021

This week on the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Nicole Schulz, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 14, about how her life changed as a result of her treatment and why she now lives life to the fullest.

How 10 Cancer Diagnosis ‘Misses’ Led One Patient to Advocate For Herself, Others

February 4th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with a patient who was blindsided by her stage 3 ovarian cancer diagnosis several years ago. We talk about how she spent months going from specialist to specialist before finally receiving her diagnosis, and why she dedicates much of her time to advocating for others.

How One Patient With Cancer is Paying it Forward From ‘Chemo to Kindness’

January 28th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with a patient who is receiving treatment for grade 3 triple-negative breast cancer. We talk about how a nurse’s question during a routine physical “saved her life”, and a kindness challenge she started to help lift her up during the dark days of treatment.