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.

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.

Identifying and Addressing the Barriers to Clinical Trial Access

January 21st 2021

This week on the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Martha Raymond, of The Raymond Foundation, about how providers can ensure patient safety to increase trial enrollment during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what she and her colleagues are doing to provide better trial access to all patients with cancer.

Savoring Every Ounce of Life While Undergoing Treatment for Skin Cancer

January 14th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with someone who has undergone 41 surgeries and physically debilitating treatments during his more than 15-year journey with several cases of skin cancer. We discussed his cancer journey, and why, as he starts a new treatment after his most prior therapy failed, he’s focused on quality rather than quantity of life.

Sharing Encouragement After a Cancer Diagnosis

January 7th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with two patients and a caregiver about the lung cancer journey and the significance of support groups and peer relationships.

The Treatment Journey of a Patient with CLL

December 31st 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Mark Hoffman, a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, about his diagnosis and treatment journey.

Understanding Treatment Options for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

December 24th 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, Dr. Dan Pollyea discusses the basics of AML, as well as treatment options currently available for patients.

Treating Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia

December 17th 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Dr. Asher Chanan-Khan about current standards of care for Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, as well as a clinical trial looking at a novel therapy.

Making Art From Cancer

December 10th 2020

This week on the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with renowned street artist James Cochran about one of his art projects that was commissioned to symbolize the creativity and commitment of those who work tirelessly to eradicate cancer.

The Breasties: Igniting Strength and Positivity Through Community

December 3rd 2020

This week on the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we discuss the power of community with The Breasties co-founders Brianna Majsiak and Allie Brudner Brumel and how their own experiences with breast cancer brought them together.

Smiling Through Cancer Treatment Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 26th 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with a teenager who was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked about her cancer journey, what it was like to receive treatment during the pandemic, and more.

Learning About Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

November 19th 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Dr. Ezra Cohen and two patients with advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma about the disease, its treatments and their recommendations for others.

Love and Marriage: Tackling Two Bouts of Cancer Together

November 12th 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with a couple that has been married for 41 years about their journey as patient and caregiver during two bouts of triple-negative breast cancer. The couple, Janice and Rex Cowden, also give others facing similar situations advice on how to persevere together.

Picking Away at the Oral Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

November 5th 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with the dental director in the oral health program at the Rhode Island Department of Health about the oral health issues that can occur as a result of a patient’s cancer treatment.

Katie Couric and Paula Schneider: Sharing Cancer Journeys One Letter At a Time

October 29th 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with television journalist Katie Couric and Susan G. Komen CEO Paula Schneider about their experiences with cancer, and the advice they offered their pre-cancer selves.

Bringing Together the Lung Cancer Community

October 22nd 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we looked back on CURE’s Lung Cancer Heroes event and recognized each winner that helps bring together the lung cancer community to raise awareness.

Understanding the Pendulum Swing in CLL Research Over the Last Decade

October 15th 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with an expert from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston about the results of an early-phase clinical trial that assessed the efficacy of a combination therapy in the frontline setting in patients with CLL aged 65 years and younger, as well as a pendulum swing in research over the last decade.

Taking a Closer Look at Geriatric Cancer Treatment

October 8th 2020

In this week’s episode of the CURE® Talks Cancer podcast, we spoke with Dr. Grant Williams to take a closer look at the state of geriatric cancer treatment.

Coping With Pediatric Cancer in the Time of COVID

October 1st 2020

On this week’s episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, pediatric cancer patient Jelena and mom Andrea join us to talk about what it was like facing cancer and a pandemic at the same time, and how they were excited to partner with St. Baldrick’s to raise money for pediatric cancer research.

The ABC’s of Pediatric Cancer

September 24th 2020

In this week’s episode of the CURE® Talks Cancer podcast, we chat with Dr. Tanja Gruber, the chief of pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation at Stanford Children’s Health, about how pediatric cancer treatment is evolving thanks to advances in treatments like immunotherapy, and what parents should do after their child receives a diagnosis.

Pulling Back the Layers of Penile Cancer

September 17th 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with an expert about some of the possible causes of penile cancer, as well as why research in the field is severely lacking and why it’s so important to inform the public about what to look for in terms of signs and symptoms of this disease.

‘Trust, But Verify’: How a Cancer Survivor Became His Own Best Advocate

September 10th 2020

This week on the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Larry Whipple — a lung cancer survivor who became his own best advocate — about how his insistence on the best care led to results he could only dream of, and how other patients with cancer can take an active role in their own care, too.

Speaking Out About the Future of Skin Cancer Treatment

September 3rd 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Dr. Jeremy Brauer, on behalf of the Skin Cancer Foundation, about current treatment strategies and the future of the disease.

The Basics of Retroperitoneal Sarcoma

August 27th 2020

In this week’s episode of the CURE® Talks Cancer podcast, surgical oncologist Dr. Margo Shoup sits down with CURE® to shed some light on retroperitoneal sarcoma and shares her thoughts on what patients need to know about its diagnosis and treatment.

Playing with a ‘Crappy’ Set of Cards Lung Cancer Dealt

August 20th 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Dr. Dan Tran about his journey with stage 4 lung cancer and what advice he offers other survivors and patients with cancer.