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The Promise of Biosimilars

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

In 2010, the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act signed into law by President Barack Obama as part of the Affordable Care Act, aimed to promote the development of biological products and create competition, with the goals of increasing treatment options and reducing health care costs. On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Leah Christl who is the Associate Director for Therapeutic Biologics in the Office of New Drugs in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Today, we are starting to see the fruits of that labor, there are several biosimilars on the market and more are under review for approval. In 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first biosimilar product which happens to be a supportive treatment for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Patients Raise Their Voices: Joan Lunden and Amy Berman

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

It is critically important for all patients to raise their voices in order to ensure that the care and treatments they receive addresses their individual values, preferences and priorities.

This episode, with guest host Linda House, President of the Cancer Support Community, features two incredible women who are inspiring all of us to raise our voices: veteran broadcaster Joan Lunden and Amy Berman, a senior program officer at the John A. Hartford Foundation.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

My Healthcare is Killing Me - A Lesson in Patient Empowerment

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Making decisions that are best for you, advocating for timely treatment, finding affordable and high-quality care, sharing your story to help others—all of these are ways to be an empowered patient. Feeling empowered to take control of your own cancer experience can make a big difference in the cancer journey.

In this first episode of our #CSCEmpower series, guest host Linda House tackles what it means to be an empowered patient with guest Julie Klein.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Turning Tragedy into Passion

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Painful experiences can be the impetus for meaningful change. On this show, hear from Regina Holliday, an activist, artist, speaker and author who began an advocacy movement called “The Walking Gallery” after her late husband’s struggle to get appropriate cancer care.

You’ll also hear from Eunita Winkey, founder of ATWINDS Foundation, a public school teacher and a member of The Walking Gallery, who became an advocate after medical errors harmed her family.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)