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How Life Lessons from My Parents, a Former Employer and a Holocaust Survivor Have Helped Me During My Cancer Journey

February 27th 2021, 7:00pm


A patient with metastatic breast cancer recalls how she’s been told countless times that she’s so brave, so strong and so resilient. Here, she thanks those who have influenced her and helped her be so courageous.

Many Women Are Satisfied After 'Going Flat' Post-Mastectomy, Study Finds

February 25th 2021, 7:00pm


Although most patients reported satisfaction after undergoing a mastectomy without breast reconstruction surgery, 20.7% of women felt that their surgeon was not supportive of their decision to do so.

How One Organization is Helping People Navigate the ‘Pain, Confusion and Chaos’ of a Cancer Diagnosis

February 23rd 2021, 10:00pm


A cancer diagnosis often comes with concerns of what’s next for patients. One concern is how they’re going to afford their treatments. Here, a panel of experts discuss what options are available.

Shattering Myths: How Patients With Cancer Can Become Better Health Advocates

February 23rd 2021, 7:00pm


There are two myths that patients with cancer believe when it comes to being health advocates. Here, a panel of experts look to dispel those myths to help patients become better advocates.

CEO, Breast Cancer Survivor Discusses New Gel to Improve Sexual Quality of Life in Patients with Cancer

February 21st 2021, 4:00pm


Breast cancer survivor and Evofem Biosciences founder and CEO Saundra Pelletier shares her thoughts on a new hormone-free contraceptive gel that could improve sexual quality of life in patients with cancer.

‘Knowledge is Power’: Advocating for More Representation in Cancer-Related Clinical Trials

February 19th 2021, 10:00pm


There are several health equity barriers in patients with cancer, one of which involves adequate access to clinical trials. Here, a panel of experts and a cancer survivor discuss ways to improve access.

National Organization Recommends Women Delay Mammogram Screening Following COVID-19 Vaccine

February 18th 2021, 8:27pm


The Society of Breast Imaging has recommended women wait four to six weeks after receiving their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to get a screening mammogram. However, experts differ on whether women should wait to get a screening mammogram following their vaccine.

Juggling a Career and Navigating Cancer Treatment

February 18th 2021, 4:00pm


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.

Off Our Chests: Dr. John Marshall, Wife Liza Get ‘Candid’ About Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

February 17th 2021, 3:00pm


Ahead of the release of their book, “Off Our Chests”, Dr. John Marshall and his wife, Liza, look back on the trials and tribulations of Liza’s triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis – from the perspective of a patient and her husband, the caregiver and oncologist.

Invasive Disease-Free Survival Improves With Perjeta Plus Standard Therapy in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

February 16th 2021, 1:00pm


Patents with HER2-positive breast cancer had a similar rate of overall survival with Perjeta plus chemotherapy and trastuzumab compared with placebo plus chemotherapy and trastuzumab, although longer follow-up is needed to determine whether a benefit exists in that area.