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.

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.

Speaking Out About MPNs

August 13th 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Dr. Ruben Mesa about understanding a myeloproliferative neoplasm diagnosis.

Eating to Stay Healthy Through Cancer Treatment

August 6th 2020

In this week’s episode of the CURE Talks Cancer podcast, oncology dietitian Rachel Wong shares some insight into the dietary modifications patients with cancer can make to ensure they maintain their nutrition and stay healthy through their treatment and beyond.

Governor Larry Hogan 'Still Standing' After Cancer

July 30th 2020

In this week’s episode of the CURE Talks Cancer podcast, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan opens up about what it was like to go through cancer not once but twice, and why he considers every day a gift.

Knowing Your Rights When It Comes to Cancer and Your Career

July 23rd 2020

In this week’s episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Monica Bryant, chief operating officer of Triage Cancer, about the rights patients with cancer have when it comes to the workplace.

Staying Cool: Cold Caps and Hair Preservation in Cancer

July 16th 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with breast cancer specialist Dr. Julie Nangia about the increase of popularity in the use of devices known as cold caps to help patients with solid tumors receiving treatment for their disease keep more of their hair from falling out.

From Cancer to Crowns: One Patient's Journey

July 9th 2020

This week on the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Whitney O’Connor, who was 30 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer - for the first time. After going through treatment and facing breast cancer a second time just a few years later, O’Connor created her own silver lining: The Boobie Queen Company.

What's on the Horizon in Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma

July 1st 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast we spoke with two experts on the treatment landscape of metastatic urothelial carcinoma and what patients have to look forward to.

What to Know About Skin Cancer

June 28th 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Dr. Jonathon Leventhal about skin cancer and what individuals should know about the disease.