A Cancer Research Writer Turns His Pain Into Hope For Others

April 22, 2021
Jamie Cesanek

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.

After spending 15 years working in cancer research, Henry Scowcroft’s scientific understanding of the disease was quickly made personal when his fiancée, Zarah Harrison, was diagnosed with stage 4 bladder cancer in 2016.

Although Harrison died nine months after her diagnosis, the memories of their love and the difficult journey of Harrison’s illness inspired Scowcroft to write his first book, “Cross Everything.”

“I think there's a degree to which I had to write the book, because I had to get it out of my head and down on paper to make sense of it,” said Scowcroft. “But also, I felt like there were insights, there were things I discovered about cancer that really surprised me. And I figured that, in writing it down, it might be helpful to other people.”

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Scowcroft discusses his experiences writing the book and offers his advice for other caregivers.

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