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Spotlight on Coronavirus: Coping with the Emotions

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

In this instalment of our special series Spotlight on Coronavirus, we focus on the emotions and feelings that cancer patients and caregivers might experience as they cope with the impact of the spread of coronavirus. Many cancer patients and caregivers are reporting feeling alone, anxious, and fearful of the future. Our guests help put context to our feelings and share strategies to help us cope. We are joined by Jamie Aten, a disaster expert who was faced with his own personal disaster when he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer at the age of 35 and Susan Ash-Lee, Vice President of Clinical Services for the Cancer Support Community.

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)

Looking at Leukemias: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Up until recently, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) had essentially been treated the same way for decades but in the last few years new therapies and treatment approaches have been approved for use by the FDA and many promising therapies are being tested in clinical trials. In this episode, we take a look at this cancer and these recent developments with one of the nation’s foremost experts on blood cancers, and a returning guest to the show, Dr. Thomas LeBlanc.

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)

Advances in Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Thanks to better and more targeted treatment options, women are living longer than ever with metastatic breast cancer. This episode features a wide-ranging conversation covering diagnosis, treatment options and shared decision making. Our guest is Dr. Lidia Schapira of the Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Institute.

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 Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered Part 2

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

In this installment of our special series Spotlight on Coronavirus, we’ll be addressing questions and concerns raised in the Cancer Support Community’s Research and Training Institute’s recently launched survey asking cancer patients and their caregivers to identify their concerns about the spread of coronavirus. Returning to the show is Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham (interim chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Florida) and joining us for the first time is Dr. William Dahut (Scientific Director for Clinical Research at the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research.) The Cancer Support Community provides the content in this program for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute medical or legal advice and is not intended as a substitute for consultation with a licensed medical professional. Please follow the guidance and of state and federal health officials.

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)

Looking at Leukemias: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Over the past few years, a number of exciting scientific advances have been made in treating Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). This episode takes a close look at the new treatments and testing being used so that you have the most up to date information for making informed decisions. Our guest is Dr. Danielle Brander (Duke University Cancer Institute).

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)

Meet Survivor-preneurs Liz Fisher and Ali O'Grady

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

This episode in our special series Survivor-preneurs features two incredible women. Liz Fisher went through the experience of receiving a cancer diagnosis, undergoing treatment, and joining the community of survivors. Ali O’Grady was a caregiver to her father while he lived with a cancer diagnosis. Both combined their entrepreneurial spirit with insights and knowledge gleaned from their experience living with cancer to launch businesses.

Also available on Apple Podcasts.

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)

Glioblastoma - A Frank Conversation

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

This episode takes a frank look at Glioblastoma, an aggressive type of cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord. Chances are you have heard of it because of media coverage of Beau Biden (the son of Vice President Joe Biden) and Senator John McCain’s experiences facing this diagnosis. Our two guests will help us understand the many challenges and also shed light on new treatments and approaches that are being used to treat this complex disease. This episode features Dr. Patrick Wen of Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Jennifer Serventi of the University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Institute.

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)