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CAR-T Cell Therapy- A Spark of Hope

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

CAR-T cell therapy is a revolutionary treatment approach that is bringing new hope to multiple myeloma patients. Results of an early phase study were described by Reuters as “unheard of” and an industry paper called them “jaw-dropping.” On the show to help us find out all about this exciting new approach are Cherie Rineker who has been living with multiple myeloma for over five years and is participating in a clinical trial exploring this new treatment, and Dr. Jesus Berdeja, lead investigator of that study.

For more information on CAR-T cell therapy, visit our CAR-T cell immunotherapy resource page.

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)

Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer- Living Well and Thriving

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

In this edition of our special series “Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer,” you meet Lara MacGregor who is not just living well with metastatic breast cancer, but thriving. Lara generously shares her hope-filled approach to life with everyone she meets and provides joy and hope to those living with cancer through her non-profit organization, Hope Scarves. Nancy Lomibao, Program Director and Chief Clinical Officer at the Cancer Support Community in Redondo Beach also joins with advice and insights about living well with metastatic breast cancer.

For more information on metastatic breast cancer, visit our metastatic breast cancer resource page.

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)

Love, Loss and Bold Living - A Conversation with Nancy Sharp

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

This episode features award winning author Nancy Sharp and her book BOTH SIDES NOW: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living. On the day that Nancy delivered premature twins, she learned that her husband's brain cancer had returned after eighteen months in remission. Less than three years later, at the age of 37, she became a widow. Seeking a fresh start, Nancy packed up her five year-old twins and left Manhattan for Denver, never imagining that she would find love in the pages of a magazine. The story of her unforgettable journey is a gift to those looking to lift themselves from the embers of loss and adversity through bold living.

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)

Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer - Advanced Care Planning

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

This episode is part of our special series “Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer” and tackles a subject that can be uncomfortable for a lot of people and often causes anxiety: advanced care planning and the hard conversations that it involves. When you’re diagnosed with a life threatening disease like metastatic breast cancer, it can feel like these issues are forced on you. But planning ahead and being prepared does a very important thing-- it allows you to focus on what’s really important: as emergency room doctor Dr. Jessica Zitter says, “living the way you want to be living all the way to the end.” That positive statement will be our north star throughout the episode. We are joined by Amy Berman who has been living with metastatic breast cancer for over 5 years, Lori Bishop, Vice President of Palliative & Advanced Care at the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization, and attorney Paul Pittman who specializes in estate planning and administration.

For more information on metastatic breast cancer, visit our metastatic breast cancer resource page.

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)

From Cancer Fear to Cancer Fierce: the Biden Cancer Summit

Monday, October 8, 2018

In today’s very special episode, we’re going to take you with us to the Biden Cancer Summit in Washington, DC, hosted by Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden. The goal of the Summit is to gather as many people as possible to work together to identify issues and solutions that can improve the cancer journey for patients, their families, and caregivers. And, perhaps more importantly, it’s to maintain the level urgency needed to accomplish this by reminding everyone of what’s at stake by telling stories throughout the day-- stories of hope, resilience, and wonder. I’m thrilled to share some of these stories with you. Recorded live at the Summit, our guests are: Bryce Olson, Cherie Rineker, Evan Ruggiero, and Jacqueline Smith.

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)

Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer- Making Treatment Decisions

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

This episode in our special series “Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer” focuses on deciding on a course of treatment when you are first diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer or when it is time for a new or different treatment. Thanks to better and more targeted treatment options, women are living longer than ever with metastatic breast cancer. How do you decide which treatment plan is the best match for your priorities and your preferences? And how do you communicate your goals for treatment with your medical team? Our guests this week are Gaby Kusko, who has been living with metastatic breast cancer for over four years, and Lillie Shockney, the Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center.

For more information on metastatic breast cancer, visit our metastatic breast cancer resource page.

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)

Nutrition with Head and Neck Cancer

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Many people undergoing treatment for cancer face challenges with eating and nutrition, but people facing head and neck cancer and its related treatments face some of the most daunting ones because of the location of their cancer. According to a recent study, up to 80% of patients with head and neck cancers are malnourished, some prior to even starting treatment because their tumors cause eating problems. Our guests share their experiences, insights and knowledge so that you can make the best, most informed decisions for you and your loved ones. We are joined by Jean Johnson who was diagnosed with Stage 4 laryngeal cancer, Dr. Everett Vokes, an international authority on the treatment of head and neck cancer, and Jill Bice, a Registered Dietitian at the University of Chicago Medicine with specialty certifications in both Oncology Nutrition and Nutrition Support.

For more information, visit our eating well with head & neck cancer page.

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)

Answering The Call- Coach Tom Coughlin and Caitlin Kiernan

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Two time Super Bowl winning NFL Coach Tom Coughlin and author, beauty expert and cancer survivor Caitlin Kiernan discuss the lessons they learned from cancer and how they share them with others in the hope of making people’s lives better as they face the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Coach Tom Coughlin talks about the foundation he established, the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation. Caitlin Kiernan tells us about her book Pretty Sick- The Beauty Guide For Women with Cancer, How to look your best when you feel your worst.

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)

A Daughter's Portrait of Love and Loss

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are right around the corner and children of all ages are joyously making plans to show their parents their love, admiration and appreciation. But if your parent is living with cancer or has died from the disease, these holidays can be challenging, bringing with them feelings of sadness and loss. In this episode meet photographer Nancy Borowick whose parents were both diagnosed with stage 4 cancers and died of their diseases. Nancy documented their cancer journey in her book The Family Imprint- A Daughter’s Portrait of Love and Loss. Also joining is Sean Hebbel, Program Director for the Cancer Support Community Delaware.

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)

Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer- Precision Medicine

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Precision medicine is an exciting new approach to metastatic breast cancer - using targeted therapies guided by specific biomarkers. Dr. James Ford of Stanford University Medical Center helps us understand how targeted therapies are used in metastatic breast cancer so that you can make the best, most informed decisions for you and your loved ones.

For more information on metastatic breast cancer, visit our metastatic breast cancer page.

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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)

Camp Kesem- Making Magical Moments

Friday, March 23, 2018

In many households, parents are deciding which camp to send their kids to over the summer. But what if you’re a household dealing with the upheaval of a parent’s cancer diagnosis? In this latest installment of our series “Taking a Break from Cancer,” we’re going to find out about Camp Kesem, a special camp designed especially for children who are dealing with a parent who has been diagnosed with cancer, is in remission or has died from the disease. With us today are Jane Saccaro, the CEO of Camp Kesem, and Theo Christopulos, a former camper and now Camp Kesem student volunteer and counselor.

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)

Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer- Palliative Care

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Patients are living longer than ever with metastatic breast cancer. Integrating palliative care early as a proactive part of a patient’s metastatic breast cancer treatment plan can make a difference in improving the quality of life of both the patient and the caregiver but those services typically don’t start soon enough. Our guest for this important conversation is Lori Bishop, Vice President of Palliative & Advanced Care at the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization.

For more information on metastatic breast cancer, visit our metastatic breast cancer page.

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)

The Financial Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis

Thursday, February 1, 2018

When a person is diagnosed with a devastating disease like cancer, their first thoughts almost always focus on saving their life or extending it for as long as possible. It doesn’t take long though for the realities of paying for treatment, care and other related costs to come into play. Cancer survivors are nearly three times more likely to file for bankruptcy than people who have not been diagnosed with cancer. Our guests for this important conversation are cancer survivor Len Rodgers and Clorinda Walley, the Executive Director, and Randie Odebralski, the Chief Operating Officer, of Good Days, an organization that specializes in providing financial help to seriously ill people.

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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)