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Episodes

  • HAVING CHILDREN AFTER CANCER

    Oct 13, 2014 | 70 min
    For many young adults diagnosed with cancer, the fertility repercussions of treatment are often eclipsed by the primary objective of treating the disease. Join us as we talk with Gina Shaw (Author) and Shelley Nolden (blogger and mom to be) as we explore the options, risks and tough emotional and psychological issues of having children after cancer. Survivor Spotlight on Jen Rachman.
  • PINKTOBER & BREAST CANCER ACTION

    Oct 6, 2014 | 72 min
    It’s October, otherwise known as “Pinktober”. As we enter Brest Cancer Awareness Month, join us as we welcome our friends Dr. Angela Wall (Communications Director) and Annie Sartor (Policy and Campaign Coordinator) from Brest Cancer Action, a national, feminist grassroots education and advocacy organization fighting to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer. Survivor Spotlight on Seporah Raizer.
  • CHASING LIFE'S ITALIA RICCI

    Sep 29, 2014 | 70 min
    Italia Ricci, star of ABC Family's critically acclaimed hit series "Chasing Life", joins us in-studio for an exclusive interview about her life, the show and how her character April—a twenty something, smart and quick-witted aspiring journalist who is diagnosed with cancer in the prime of her life—has made such a difference for the young adult cancer movement. Survivor spotlight on Vanessa Hood. Don't miss this special broadcast.
  • EVERYTHING AWARENESS MONTH

    Sep 22, 2014 | 70 min
    It's September which means it's cancer awareness month for pretty much everything except breast cancer. Childhood Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Ovarian, Prostate and Thyroid Cancers all share the spotlight Join us tonight as we welcome young adult cervical cancer survivor Tamika Felder (CEO, Cervivor) and young adult ovarian survivor Lauren Horn (LCSW) to share their stories. Survivor spotlight on Marianne Stephan.
  • SEASON 15 BROADCAST PREMIERE // DISRUPTING MEDICINE WITH DR. RONI ZEIGER

    Sep 15, 2014 | 72 min
    We're kicking off Season 15 with a bang with Dr. Roni Zeiger, former Google Chief Health Strategist and Co-Founder at SmartPatients.com. Join us for an in depth discussion about a very interesting subject for anyone, regardless of disease. Survivor spotlight on young adult ovarian cancer survivor Tracy Maxwell, author of "Being Single, with Cancer" and Founder of "Solo Survivors"
  • STUPID CHEMICALS // THINK DIRTY

    Aug 4, 2014 | 70 min
    2% of all chemicals are regulated for human safety and that is incredibly wrong. Join Lindsay Dahl (Deputy Director at Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families) and Lily Tse (Founder/CEO, ThinkDirty App) as we dive into the sketchy world of toxic chemicals, industry lobby groups, science suppression and more, and what you can do to make sense of it all and empower yourself to live a cleaner, healthier life. Survivor spotlight on Chris Wark,
  • SPOTLIGHT: RALPH LAUREN CENTER FOR CANCER CARE AND PREVENTION

    Jul 28, 2014 | 69 min
    Join us for an exclusive broadcast shining a light on the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention right here in NYC. We'll be speaking with Dr. Gina Villani (CEO/Medical Director), Marci Brenholz (Director of Development) and AYA patient Danny Jimenez. Survivor spotlight on Tamika Phillips.
  • CANCER MADE ME BROKE

    Jul 21, 2014 | 70 min
    Cancer is expensive. Period. Too often, you win the fight but lose everything thanks to crushing debt, medical bankruptcy, etc.. This is not OK and the folks at Give Forward (Ethan Austin, Co-Founder and Ariana Vargas, Director of Business Development) are doing something about it. Join us as we discuss our broken healthcare system, the ridiculously high cost of care and what people are doing about it. Survivor spotlight on blogger Sarah Dalzell.
  • I NEED A BREAK: CANCER RETREATS

    Jul 14, 2014 | 71 min
    Life is crazy enough without cancer. Toss that in, especially for young adults, and it's a big mess. Cue two incredible nonprofits worth knowing about that offer experiential outdoor retreats for young adults facing cancer. Join us as we speak with Nancy & Colin Ferro (Co-Founders, Epic Experience) and David E Victorson, PhD (Co-Founder, True North Treks and Associate Professor in Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine) Survivor spotlight on Mallory Douge.
  • STUPID KIDNEY CANCER

    Jun 30, 2014 | 70 min
    Renal cell carcinoma is a very rare cancer that represents the most common form of Kidney Cancer; and it is occuring more frequently in young adults. With no actual preventon or early detection methods, if not somehow caught early, prognosis for remission are very low. Join us as we welcome AYA/RCC survivor Lauren Hassell and Dr. Carl Bischoff, board certified urologic oncologist and RCC specialist to shed light on this underdiscussed orphan disease. Survivor spotlght on Steven Robinson.
  • PARENTING WITH CANCER - Jun 24,2014

    Jun 23, 2014 | 70 min
    Parenting while facing the challenge of cancer presents a litany of major issues and concerns, not the least of which is how to talk to your children. Join us tonight as we welcome parent/survivors Jen Singer, Adam Johnson and Francesca Giessmann to discuss this incredibly important issue. Survivor spotlight on Megan Hildebrandt.
  • RADICAL REMISSION? - Jun 17,2014

    Jun 16, 2014 | 77 min
    Join us as we speak with Dr. Kelly Turner, Ph.D., NY Times bestselling author of "Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds,? which summarizes her research in the field of spontaneous remission and integrative oncology. Survivor spotlight on Brittany Ross.
  • ABC FAMILY’S “CHASING LIFE" - Jun 10,2014

    Jun 9, 2014 | 69 min
    Tonight we're profiling ABC Family's ?Chasing Life?, a new series that follows twenty-something April (Italia Ricci), a smart and quick-witted aspiring journalist diagnosed with cancer in the prime of her life. Join us as we welcome star Italia Ricci and Executive Producers Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz. Survivor spotlight on Jill Brandenburg.
  • SPOTLIGHT ON SEATTLE CHILDREN'S - Jun 03,2014

    Jun 2, 2014 | 71 min
    Join us for an exclusive broadcast spotlight on Seattle Children's, who, for more than 100 years, have been dedicated to providing top-quality care to every child in our region who needs us, regardless of the family's ability to pay. We will be speaking with AYA Survivors Rose Ibarra (PR Specialist, Seattle Children's Research Institute), Rebecca H. Johnson, MD (Assistant Professor, Hematology-Oncology, Medical director of the AYA Oncology Program) and patient Milton Wright III. Survivor spotlight on Geoff Eaton, Founder of Young Adult Cancer Canada.
  • STUPID STOMACH CANCER - May 20,2014

    May 19, 2014 | 69 min
    There are 22,000 diagnoses of Stomach Cancer each year, which a significant percentage increasing in young adults. Join is as we welcome Debbie Zelman (Founder, Debbie's Dream Foundation) and AYA stomach cancer survivor Jess Mac for an initiative conversation about this oft undiscussed disease.
  • CAREGIVING FOR PARENTS & CHILDREN - May 13,2014

    May 12, 2014 | 72 min
    For this episode, we will be tackling the issue of caregiving for those affected by young adult cancer, especially children with sick parents. Join us as we delve into this issue with Rob Harris (Founder, RobCares) and Father/Daughter team Marc and Maya Silver (Co-Authors, "My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks") Survivor spotlight on AYA survivor and peak performance coach Jay Platt (Founder, "No Matter What!" Foundation)
  • SPOTLIGHT ON MD ANDERSON - May 06,2014

    May 5, 2014 | 68 min
    Join us for an exclusive broadcast spotlight on MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the premiere global cancer centers serving over 115,000 patients annually, We'll be speaking with Ernest Hawk, MD, MPH (VP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences) and Anna Franklin, MD (Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics Patient Care, Medical Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Program). Survivor Kelly Herbert in the spotlight
  • OMG2014: FINAL PRE-SHOW WITH HYUNDAI CEO DAVE ZUCHOWSKI - Apr 22,2014

    Apr 21, 2014 | 67 min
    It's our final pre-show before OMG2014 kicks off! Join us as we welcome Huyndai CEO Dave Zuchowski along with an epic leadership panel including Alli Ward (survivor / VP, Programs, Stupid Cancer), Karen DeMairo (Director, Patient Access, Education, & Advocacy, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society), Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C (oncology counselor at Life with Cancer) and OMG! Steering Committee member survivor Melissa Weiss.
  • OMG2014 PRE-SHOW: YOUNG ADULT CANCER CAREGIVERS - Apr 16,2014

    Apr 15, 2014 | 75 min
    Join us as we celebrate the upcoming 7th Annual OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults by welcoming rock star cancer caregivers Dan Crail (caregivers to Liz Harms) and Jayna Martin (caregiver to Ashley Martin). We will be discussing the complexities and nuances of what it takes to get busy living as a primary caregiver to a young adult with cancer. Survivor spotlight on Jared Sweat.
  • OMG2014 PRE-SHOW: YOUNG ADULT CANCER ADVOCATES - Apr 08,2014

    Apr 7, 2014 | 69 min
    Join us as we celebrate the upcoming 7th Annual OMG! Cancer Summit by welcoming executive leadership from three OMG2014 exhibitor nonprofit AYA organizations (Heather Salazar (Executive Director, Pink Ribbon Girls), Michael Randazzo (Board of Directors, Survivor Glam Squad) and Terry Arnold (Founder, IBC Network Foundation). Survivor spotlight on OMG! Steering Committee member Paul Berman
  • SOCIAL MEDIA AND BIG PHARMA - Apr 01,2014

    Mar 31, 2014 | 74 min
    Join us for a fierce conversation with health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn (Blogger at HealthPopuli and HealthcareDIY) about social media and the role of Big Pharma. For starters, is there a role for them? Tune in to find out. Survivor spotlight on Greg Grappone.
  • BOXER TERRI MOSS - Mar 25,2014

    Mar 24, 2014 | 64 min
    Join us for an exclusive interview with young adult survivor/blogger Erin Havel and WIBA/WIBF Retired World Champion boxer Terri Moss, who, through interferon treatment has learned to get busy living and inspire millions. Grant Besner (Founder, Llama Mama) in the survivor spotlight.
  • 300TH EPISODE-PALOOZA WITH PATRICK DEMPSEY (SORT OF BUT NOT REALLY) - Mar 18,2014

    Mar 17, 2014 | 83 min
    Celebrate the 300th episode of The Stupid Cancer Show this Monday with special musician/survivor guest Kiku Collins and the executive co-producers behind Patrick Dempsey's cancer documentary "The Peloton Project" (Ramsey Tripp, Director and Laura Davis)
  • DAN PALLOTTA EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Mar 11,2014

    Mar 10, 2014 | 70 min
    Join us as we welcome back author ("Uncharitable" & "Charity Case"), disruptor and TED Speaker Dan Pallotta to talk about innovation in the nonprofit sector, Founder of Pallotta TeamWorks, Dan is also the inventor of the multi-day charitable event industry. Survivor spotlight Erin Skarda, writer and curator for NationSwell.
  • THE ULMAN CANCER FUND FOR YOUNG ADULTS - Mar 04,2014

    Mar 3, 2014 | 72 min
    Join us tonight as we speak to Ulman Cancer Fund President/CEO Brock Yetso and Program Manager Laura Scruggs for an exclusive roundtable event highlighting their foundation's programs, mission and impact for young adults with cancer. Survivor spotlight Stephanie Madsen, founder of “Derailing My Diagnosis”.
  • AUTHOR S. LOCHLAIN JAIN, "MALIGNANT: HOW CANCER BECOMES US" - Feb 25,2014

    Feb 24, 2014 | 76 min
    Join us for an exclusive interview with Stanford Professor of Anthropology Dr. S. Lochlain Jain, author of “Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us” which explores why cancer remains so confounding, despite billions of dollars spent looking for a cure. Survivor Spotlight is on "Cancer is My Guru” blogger Kathleen Emmets.
  • SINGLE FATHERS OF CANCER - Feb 18,2014

    Feb 17, 2014 | 76 min
    Bereavement from cancer is the one of the most difficult parts of dealing with cancer. Join us for tonight's bereavement roundtable, where we talk to Justin M. Yopp, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, UNC School of Medicine, Dep't of Psychiatry) and Matt Herynk co-founder of Young Cancer Spouses about the coping with the loss of a loved one due to cancer. Survivor Spotlight on blogger Cindy Gross.
  • DR. ROBERT ZEMBROSKI - Feb 11,2014

    Feb 10, 2014 | 74 min
    Join us tonight for an exclusive 30 minute interview with Dr. Robert Zembroski, who rebuilt his bodyafter harrowing cancer treatment and is leading his patients and the public to the benefits of a therapeutic lifestyle, integrating nutrition, exercise, and stress management. Survivor spotlight on author/blogger Annie Katz
  • STUPID INFERTILITY - Feb 04,2014

    Feb 3, 2014 | 70 min
    Fertility rights are THE hot button topic of the year for young adults facing cancer. Research published by our guests (Marla Clayman, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University and Gwen Quinn, Ph.D, Professor at the USF College of Medicine) shows shamefully low adoption of fertility navigation services across US cancer centers.Julia Wagner in the survivor spotlight.
  • STUPID CERVICAL CANCER - Jan 28,2014

    Jan 27, 2014 | 71 min
    January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and we're shining a spotlight on this horrible disease with advocacy leaders Tamika Felder Campbell (Founder, Tamika & Friends and Cervivor.org) and Shaundra Hall (Regional Director of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, SW Division). Survivor spotlight on Suzanne Kane
  • WHAT THE HELL IS IMMUNOTHERAPY? - Jan 21,2014

    Jan 20, 2014 | 71 min
    Join us as we welcome leadership from the Cancer Research Institute (Brian Brewer, Director of Marketing and Communications and Alexis Feldman, Chair of CRI's Young Philanthropists) to talk about the latest on this topic. Survivor spotlight on advocate/blogger Dan Duffy, co-founder of The Half Fund
  • SEASON 14 PREMIERE: SULEIKA JAOUAD - Jan 14,2014

    Jan 13, 2014 | 68 min
    We're kicking off Season 14 in style with a 30-minute exclusive sit-down interview with famed NY Times blogger, motivational speaker and young adult cancer survivor/advocate Suleika Jaouad. Joining her will be her long time boyfriend Seamus McKiernan. Chris Brewer (Deputy Director External Affairs, LIVESTRONG) in the survivor spotlight.
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  • CONGRESSWOMAN DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ - Dec 24,2013

    Dec 23, 2013 | 68 min
    Join us for this exclusive interview with Debbie Wasserman Schultz (U.S. Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district and Chair of the Democratic National Committee) The breast cancer survivor/activist is out with her latest book, "For the Next Generation: A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nation's Problems", now available on the bookshelves. Survivor spotlight on über advocate David Dubin, founder of AliveNKickn.
  • THE ONE AND ONLY GERALYN LUCAS - Dec 17,2013

    Dec 16, 2013 | 74 min
    Geralyn Lucas is an American journalist, television producer, writer. At the age of 29, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, wrote "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy" and has since become one of the vocal advocates for the cause. Join us as we sit down with Geralyn for an exclusive 30-minute conversation about her remarkable life. ePatient and author Fard Johnmar in the advocate spotlight.
  • AYA PROGRAMS IN THE REAL WORLD - Dec 10,2013

    Dec 9, 2013 | 81 min
    The adolescent and young adult (AYA) movement has fostered big changes in clinical practice. Really? Yes. Really. Join us a we welcome leadership from Oregon Health and Science University's Knight Cancer Institute, Rebecca G. Block, MSW, Ph.D, (Assistant Professor of Medicine, HemOnc & AYA Oncology) and young adult survivor Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD (Medical Director, AYA Oncology Program)
  • STARTUP HEALTH & THE DIGITAL HEALTH REVOLUTION - Dec 03,2013

    Dec 2, 2013 | 74 min
    StartUp Health is a new model for helping innovation succeed in the health sector based on a simple premise: the best way to improve healthcare in America is innovation from an entrepreneurial private sector. Join us as we welcome Steve Krein (Founder/CEO) and Unity Stoakes (Founder/President) for a vibrant discussion about progress, change and reinventing healthcare. Survivor spotlight on Tim Spies from Cut The Cancer.
  • CANCER PREVENTION: IS THIS POSSIBLE? - Nov 26,2013

    Nov 25, 2013 | 71 min
    Early detection. Prevention. Risk Reduction. Buzz words or the real deal? What does it all mean? Join us as we speak with Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé (President and Founder), Jan Bresch (EVP & COO) and Jim Wood (Managing Director, External Affairs) at The Prevent Cancer Foundation, whose mission is saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Advocate spotlight on Michal Moskowitz.
  • HOLISTIC HEALTH IN THE REAL WORLD - Nov 19,2013

    Nov 18, 2013 | 68 min
    Everything you eat will kill you. True or false? Is coffee good? Eggs are bad. WTF? Let's get down to brass taxes on the issue of holistic health in the real world. Join us as we welcome Meg Harrison (Executive Director, Cook For Your Life), Susan Bratton (Founder/CEO, Meals to Heal) and survivor/health coach Francesca Giessmann (Founder, The Nourshing Seed) to tackle this issue. Emily Lingenfelser in the survivor spotlight.
  • CANCER AND CAREERS - Nov 12,2013

    Nov 11, 2013 | 73 min
    Get a job! Not so easy if you've got cancer. Gaps in your resume, talking to HR, FMLA and wrongful termination. Oh what fun it is. Join us as we delve into this subject matter with Rebecca Nellis (VP, Programs and Strategy at Cancer and Careers) and Monica Bryant (Cancer Rights Attorney and Co-Founder/COO at Triage Cancer). Survivor Rahib Kinit in the spotlight.
  • STUPID LUNG CANCER! - Nov 05,2013

    Nov 4, 2013 | 48 min
    Lung cancer is a bitch. What's worse, more and more non-smoking young adults are getting diagnosed each year. What's up with that? Join us as we welcome Katie Brown (Director of Support and Advocacy at LUNGevity Foundation), Dr. Lynne Eldridge (author/speaker/lung cancer specialist) and LC survivor Kim Wieneke. Author David Tabatsky ("Write For Life") in the advocvacy spotlight.
  • STUPID LUNG CANCER! - Nov 05,2013

    Nov 4, 2013 | 17 min
    Lung cancer is a bitch. What's worse, more and more non-smoking young adults are getting diagnosed each year. What's up with that? Join us as we welcome Katie Brown (Director of Support and Advocacy at LUNGevity Foundation), Dr. Lynne Eldridge (author/speaker/lung cancer specialist) and LC survivor Kim Wieneke. Author David Tabatsky ("Write For Life") in the advocvacy spotlight.
  • STUPID BREAST CANCER! - Oct 29,2013

    Oct 28, 2013 | 65 min
    Young women CAN and DO get breast cancer. Join us as we welcome the leadership from Young Survival Coalition (Jennifer Merschdorf, CEO and Stacey Lewis, Chief Program Officer and Deputy Chief Executive) to talk about what's being done to address this healthcare disparity and meet the underserved needs of this population. Breast cancer survivor (and former Stupid Cancer Show co-host) Lisa Bernhard in the survivor spotlight!
  • STUPID ENVIRONMENT! - Oct 22,2013

    Oct 21, 2013 | 72 min
    The environment sucks and causes cancer. True? False? What can we do? Let's find out on this episode of The Stupid Cancer Show with experts Lindsay Dahl (Deputy Director, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families), Sarada Tangirala (Grassroots Coordinator, Campaign for Safe Cosmetics) and Nancy Buermeyer (Senior Policy Strategist, Breast Cancer Fund). Special guest Lori Thompson in the survivor spotlight.
  • THINK BEFORE YOU PINK - Oct 15,2013

    Oct 14, 2013 | 68 min
    It's October which means pinkwashing and corporate abuse for the cause of Breast Cancer awareness. Join is as we welcome our friends Dr. Angela Wall (Director of Communications) and Annie Sartor (Policy and Campaign Coordinator) from Breast Cancer Action. Think before you pink, be a smart advocate and learn how to fight back against the system. Special guest John Greene in the survivor spotlight.
  • "THE OVERHEAD MYTH": DISRUPTING & DEBUNKING NONPROFITS - Oct 08,2013

    Oct 7, 2013 | 78 min
    The myth of "overhead" when it comes to donating to charity is finally getting it's comeuppance. It's time to think differently about causes, the public perception of impact and what's being done to turn the industry on it's ear to be more effective and transparent for the 21st century. Join us as we welcome VIPs, Jacob Harold (President/CEO, GuideStar), Ken Berger (President/CEO, Charity Navigator) and Art Taylor (President/CEO BBB Wise Giving Alliance). Survivor spotlight on young adult brain tumor survivor and healthcare blogger Catherine Blotner. nonprofit overhead myth | ken berger charity navigator | jacob harold guidestar | art taylor BBB Wise Giving Alliance | stupid cancer
  • ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD CANCER - Oct 01,2013

    Sep 30, 2013 | 75 min
    Join us as we welcome the oncology rock stars behind the /take a deep breath/ Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's comprehensive follow-up STAR Program for adult survivors of childhood cancer. Karen Kinahan, RN (Clinical Nurse Specialist), Kristin Smith (Fertility Preservation Patient Navigator) and long-term survivor Colleen Cira will talk about life beyond childhood cancer and progress being made to serve the more than 350,000 Americans in that space. Survivor spotlight on young adult colon cancer survivor, blogger and healthcare activist Michelle Whitehead-Hastings.childhood pediatric cancer | long term survivorship | Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer...
  • NURSING: THE MOVIE (FOR REAL) - Sep 24,2013

    Sep 23, 2013 | 79 min
    Tonight we welcome the inspirational filmmakers behind the new documentary, "NURSES the movie - If Florence Could See Us Now". Produced by the nonprofit On Nursing Excellence, we'll be joined by film creator/director Kathy Douglas, RN, MHA (CEO On Nursing Excellence) and survivors Jonathan Van Nuys and Laurie Mathers who appear in the film. Survivor spotlight on survivor, blogger and health activist Jody Schoger. nurses and nursing | stupid cancer | florence nightengale | young adult cancer | documentary film
  • SEASON 13 PREMIERE: OBAMACARE - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - Sep 17,2013

    Sep 16, 2013 | 69 min
    The Affordable Care Act is one of the most transformational pieces of health legislation in our nation's history. Join us as we welcome cancer rights attorney Monica Fawzy to dispel the myths and focus on the facts for what you need to know about how this law will practically impact your life. Monica is the co-founder and COO of Triage Cancer, a nonprofit that provides education and resources on the entire continuum of cancer survivorship issues to survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Young adult breast cancer survivor and blogger Lisa Duncanson. affordable care act | obamacare | young adult cancer | stupid cancer | healthcare reform
  • SEASON 12 FINALE w/ANDREW MCMAHON - Jul 30,2013

    Jul 29, 2013 | 76 min
    Join us as we welcome rock star singer/songwriter and leukemia survivor Andrew McMahon to the show. The frontman for bands Something Corporate and Jacks Mannequin will share his story, some new music and where hes headed with his philanthropic efforts with Dear Jack Foundation Executive Director Steve Smith. Survivor Spotlight on Erin OLeary.andrew mcmahon | jacks mannequin something corporate | stupid cancer | young adult cancer | music art musician singer songwriter
  • CANCER AND THE MEDIA - Jul 23,2013

    Jul 22, 2013 | 81 min
    Cancer is so prevalent in the everyday news cycle. Do we grow immune? How has the media helped to shape the cancer narrative and what role does industry, journalists and the every day survivor play in being a voice for change? Join us as we welcome Allison Arden (Publisher, Ad Age & Author, The Book of Doing) and survivor Adam Baer (writer, humorist, musician) for a conversation around this very issue. Survivor spotlight in Matt Klein( Director, Biz Dev at Elite Marketing Group)cancer and media | allison arden advertising age | adam baer | elite marketing group | stupid young adult cancer advocacy
  • TOMORROW LAB FOR HUMANITY - Jul 16,2013

    Jul 15, 2013 | 76 min
    "Science for the Benefit of Humanity" is the charter of Tomorrow Lab, an exciting new program of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Join Blair Cobb (Senior Director, Cause Marketing & Community Relations, AOL), Susan Schulz (Editorial Brand Director, Cosmopolitan Magazine) and Claudia Chan (Womens Lifestyle Journalist, Entrepreneur & Advisor) for an epic roundtable discussion about their vision for a better world. Survivor Tami Boehmer in the spotlight.weizmann institute of science | tomorrow lab for humanity | blair cobb aol american online | susan schulz cosmo cosmopolitan magazine | stupid cancer
  • ASK US ANYTHING: WE'RE TAKING YOUR CALLS - Jul 09,2013

    Jul 8, 2013 | 76 min
    Its time to open our phone banks for the first time and host the inaugural "Open Mic Night" for The Stupid Cancer Show. Yes, its true, we will be taking your calls all night and hopefully answering any and all questions you might have about anything and everything. No hold barred. Seriously. Were hoping for a great show from our many friends and fans from across the globe and on the Interweb. Let the games begin!stupid cancer | young adult cancer | nonprofit governance compliance oversight | affordable care act obamacare | reddit ama
  • SELMA SCHIMMEL & VITAL OPTIONS - Jul 02,2013

    Jul 1, 2013 | 73 min
    Selma Schimmel is often hailed as the "original" young adult survivor advocate, originally diagnosed with breast cancer at age 28 in 1983. The founder of Vital Options, a not-for-profit cancer communications organization with a mission to facilitate a global cancer dialogue, Selmas 30 year effort to right the wrongs in our healthcare system go unabated, having, among myriad other accomplishments, helped first hand to give birth to this very program in 2007. Joining Selma will be Terry Wilcox, Creative Director and Supervising Producer of The Group Room. Survivor spotlight on David Dorfman. selma schimmel vital options group room | young adult cancer | stupid cancer | cancer survivorship | af...
  • TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT OF 1976 - Jun 25,2013

    Jun 24, 2013 | 73 min
    Of the 80,000 known man-made chemicals in our food, air, water, cars, homes and everything else, only a handful are regulated for human safety. This is not OK. Join us as we welcome survivor/journalist Emily Cousins (National Resource Defense Council) Linsday Dahl (Deputy Director, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families) and Nancy Buermeyer (Senior Policy Strategist, Breast Cancer Fund), for a "healthy" debate about the challenges faced in updating this law. Also, Andy Koontz in the survivor spotlight.toxic substances control act of 1976 | safer chemicals healthy families | stupid cancer | environmental protection agency | national resource defense council
  • SURVIVING CANCER: THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT? - Jun 18,2013

    Jun 17, 2013 | 68 min
    As the world goes mobile and advances in cancer rely more and more on high tech solutions, living with and managing cancer means new solutions for survivors and caregivers. Join us as we discuss this issue with Alex Fair (Co-Founder & CEO, MedStartr), Jean-Luc Neptune (SVP, Health 2.0) and Dr. Carly Parry (NCI Program Director). Survivor spotlight on Paul Berman.cancer technology | mobile app | stupid cancer | alex fair jean-luc neptune | young adult cancer
  • "DECODING ANNIE PARKER" – THE BRCA1 MOVIE - Jun 11,2013

    Jun 10, 2013 | 79 min
    Decoding Annie Parker is a breakthrough film about the discovery of the BRCA1 gene responsible for many breast and ovacial cancers. Join us a we welcome writer/director Steven Bernstein and Annie Parker herself, along with Susan Friedman (Founder and Executive Director, FORCE) to discuss this subject matter. YA survivor Noah Zachary in the spotlight segment.BRCA1 breast cancer gene | angelina jolie | decoding annie parker | stupid cancer | cancer genetics
  • STUPID CANCER CANADA - Jun 04,2013

    Jun 3, 2013 | 73 min
    Yes, Canadians get cancer and it sucks just as much for their young adults, despite a different healthcare system. Join us as we welcome four young adult fighters and survivors from our neighbor to the north—Jean Lamantia, Dawn Cleary, Deb Bridgman and filmmakwer Mikey Lang—to share their stories and talk about maple syrup (kidding).canada social medicine | stupid cancer | young adult cancer | cancer survivorship | affordable care act obamacare
  • STEAM VALVE: SELF EXPRESSION & EMPOWERED SURVIVORS - May 21,2013

    May 20, 2013 | 80 min
    Cancer sucks any way you slice it but be careful what you wish for when you take to the Internet to rant, rave and share your journey with the universe. Tonight we welcome young adult cancer survivors, writers, bloggers and soap-box e-activists Loni Horn (@lanisia), Jody Schoger (@jodyms) and Eamonn Conrad (@eamonndc) to share the secrets to their success of balancing angst with truth and self expression. Stupid Cancer Chief Chica Officer Erica Reyes in the survivor spotlight!healthcare blogging | empowered patients | young adult cancer | stupid cancer | personal empowerment
  • COMEDIAN H. ALAN SCOTT + SIBLINGS MATTER! - May 14,2013

    May 13, 2013 | 74 min
    Tonight were joined by Suzanne Skala (Executive Director, SuperSibs), Melanie Goldish (Founder, SuperSibs) and Whitney Kvistad (Masters of Nursing Grad Student) to disuss the unique and unmet needs of siblings in the cancer journey, significantly in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. Also, live in-studio, writer/comedian and testicular cancer suvivor H. Alan Scott.cancer caregivers | siblings and cancer | h alan scott | stupid cancer | young adult cancer
  • TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER - May 07,2013

    May 6, 2013 | 72 min
    Join us as we open the floodgates to expose Triple Negative Breast Cancer, a misunderstood variant of the disease that affects up to 25,000 women each year. We will be joined by Hayley Dinerman (Executive Director), Malaak Compton-Rock (Board Member) and Dr. Lisa Newman (Scientific Advisory Board) from the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. TNBC young adult survivor Rachel Pappas in the spotlight.triple negative breast cancer | malaak compton rock | young adult cancer | stupid cancer | womens health
  • INSURANCE & HEALTHCARE LEGISLATION - Apr 23,2013

    Apr 22, 2013 | 70 min
    Down the rabbit hole again we go discussing the perils and pitfalls of the bureaucratic hot mess we call a healthcare system. Join experts Rebecca Nells (VP, Programs & Strategy, Cancer and Careers), Monica Fawzy, Esq. (COO, Navigating Cancer Survivorship) and Matthew Farber (Director, Public Policy, Association of Community Cancer Centers) for an epic roundtable debate. Survivor spotlight on Acute Myelogenous Leukemia survivor Jen Stewart.affordable care act obamacare | navigating cancer survivorship | public health policy | cancer and careers | stupid cancer
  • CAREGIVING IN YOUNG ADULTLAND - Apr 16,2013

    Apr 15, 2013 | 69 min
    The impact of caregiving has untold consequences on physical, emotional, and financial health. This amplified for young adults. Join three cancer caregivers – Lou Greenzweig (parent of a young adult survivor), Chad Rachman (husband of a young adult survivor) and Tonia Farman (bereaved sibling of a young adult) – who will share their stories. Also, Pure Romance Founder and Chairwoman Patty Brisben in the Advocacy Spotlight!cancer caregiving | young adult cancer | stupid cancer | cancer survivorship | affordable care act obamacare
  • CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS OF AMERICA - Apr 09,2013

    Apr 8, 2013 | 68 min
    Join us as shine a global spotlight on our partners at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a national network of cancer centers helping patients fight cancer using advanced technology and a personalized approach. We will be speaking with Carolyn Lammersfeld, MS (VP, Integrative Medicine) and Raed Rahman, DO (Medical Director of Pain Management) as well as survivor couple Jeana & William Churchill.cancer treatment centers of america | stupid cancer | cancer survivorship | young adult cancer | affordable care act
  • GAMING AND THE E-PATIENT REVOLUTION - Apr 02,2013

    Apr 1, 2013 | 68 min
    Join us as were joined by Richard Tate (Vice President, Communications & Marketing for HopeLab) and Shwen Gwee (VP of Digital Health at Edelman, Founder of SXSH Social Health and the blog Med2.0) to discuss the evolutionary changes in digital health and the rise of the empowered patient movement. Survivor spotlight on author and radio host Joni Aldrich (Caregiving SOS)digital health gaming technology | social media healthcare | shwen gwee edelman | richard tate hope lab | stupid cancer
  • HEALTHCARE POLICY 101 W/RICK UNGAR AND WENDELL POTTER - Mar 19,2013

    Mar 18, 2013 | 75 min
    Join us tonight as we discuss ObamaCare (aka The Affordable Care Act), and other healthcare policy issues with distinguished guests Wendell Potter (Author, "DEADLY SPIN: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans") and Rick Ungar (Political pundit and Forbes.com contributor). Survivor spotlight on young adult colon cancer survivor Alma Hachey.healthcare policy obamacare | wendell potter | rick ungar | stupid cancer | livestrong
  • COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS WITH "BEAST HUNTER" PAT SPAIN - Mar 12,2013

    Mar 11, 2013 | 80 min
    Join us tonight as we raise awareness for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with celebrity young adult survivor Pat Spain from National Geographics acclaimed show, Beast Hunter. Joining Pat will be Andrew Spiegel (CEO, Colon Cancer Alliance) Cindy Borassi (Director of Communications, Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation) and Thomas Weber MD (Chair, National Colorectal Cancer Round Table) colorectal cancer awareness month | pat spain beasthunter natgeo | colon cancer young adult | stupid cancer | affordable care act
  • NATIONAL WOMEN'S CANCER CONFERENCE - Mar 05,2013

    Mar 4, 2013 | 64 min
    Join us tonight as we welcome Karen Shayne, Founder and Executive Director for the National Womens Survivors Convention, a national effort to promote cancer survivorship in women. Joining Karen will be Kathy LaTour, breast cancer survivor, founder of Cure Media Group and Editor-In-Chief of CURE. Survivor spotlight on hodgkins lymphoma survivor Amber Vance.kathy latour | womens health | stupid cancer | cure media group | karen shayne
  • ANDREW JENKS THINKS CANCER IN YOUNG ADULTS JUST SUCKS - Feb 26,2013

    Feb 25, 2013 | 81 min
    Celebrity guest co-host Andrew Jenks (creator, director and executive producer of MTVs "World of Jenks") joins us as we tackle the realities of young adult cancer, how it sucks and what you can do to make a difference. Were thrilled to welcome guests Tambre Leighn (Professional Coach, Founder, Well Beyond Ordinary), Nico Juber (Author, "10 to Thrive", Founder, Thrive/Survive) plus the insanely inspirational Cristy Norwood and Seporah Raizer in dueling survivor spotlights.andrew jenks world of jenks mtv | stupid cancer | obamacare | healthcare reform | chemotherapy
  • C4YW CONFERENCE FOR YOUNG WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER - Feb 19,2013

    Feb 18, 2013 | 70 min
    Join us as we profile C4YW, the Conference for Young Women Affected By Cancer, produced by Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the Young Survival Coalition. Stacy Lewis, CHES (YSC Chief Program Officer/Deputy Chief Executive) and Elyse Caplan (LBBC Director of Programs & Partnerships) will be our guests. Also, entrepreneur Jeff Tomczek (freelance Writer and Founder of C2Bseen) in the survivor spotlight.breast cancer | young adult cancer | c4yw conference | Affordable Care Act | stupid cancer
  • ACTRESS GABRIELLE UNION + FERTILITY RIGHTS AND SURROGACY - Feb 12,2013

    Feb 11, 2013 | 73 min
    Join us as we welcome activist and award-winning actor Gabrielle Union who will share with us her efforts making a difference as a breast cancer advocate. Then we tackle the hard hitting issue of fertility rights and surrogacy options for young adults affected by cancer with John Weltman, President and Founder of Circle Surrogacy, one of the oldest and largest surrogate agencies around. He will be joined by ovarian cancer survivor Jen Rachman (a recipient surrogate parent) and breast cancer survivor/activist Alice Crisci (Founder, Fertile Future).gabrielle union | surrogacy adoption | fertile future | oncofertility | stupid cancer
  • SURVIVING CHEFDOM - Feb 05,2013

    Feb 4, 2013 | 74 min
    Join us tonight as we welcome young adult survivor chef/restauranteurs Eric Levine (Winner, Food Network “Chopped" and proprietor at Morris Tap and Grill in New Jersey) and Hans Rueffert (Author & proprietor at The Woodbridge in NC). Also author Jen Smith (Learning to Live Legendary) in the survivor spotlight.cancer nutrition | young adult cancer | stupid cancer | hans rueffert | chef eric levine
  • YAEL COHEN ("EFF CANCER") & TED FELLOW SALVATORE IACONESI - Jan 29,2013

    Jan 28, 2013 | 68 min
    Join us tonight as we welcome the senior leadership (Founder/CEO Yael Cohen and YA breast cancer survivor Bernadette Leno) from the awesome Canadian charity Cancer "Eff Cancer". FC is a movement that educates people about early detection, prevention and communication of cancer. Also, in the survivor spotlight, brain cancer survivor and TED fellow Salvatore Iaconesi.Eff Cancer | Yael Cohen | Salvatore Iaconesi | Stupid Cancer | young adult cancer
  • CURELAUNCHER & MEALS TO HEAL - Jan 22,2013

    Jan 21, 2013 | 75 min
    Join us as we welcome the innovators at cureLauncher (Steve Goldner, JD, RAC President & Founder, David Fuehrer, Vice President) along with Dr. Max Wicha, Director, University of Michigan Cancer Center). Advocate spotlight on nutrition expert Susan Bratton, CEO of Meals To Heal, which provides customized fresh meals delivered right to your door.curelauncher | stupid cancer | young adult cancer | Affordable Care Act | cancer nutrition
  • 250TH SHOW W/SULEIKA JAOUAD & HOLLYWOOD HEALTH & SOCIETY - Jan 15,2013

    Jan 14, 2013 | 73 min
    Join us as we welcome Sarah Watson, co-executive producer of NBCs “Parenthood” and Sandra de Castro Buffington, Director of Hollywood, Health & Society, a program at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center that provides entertainment industry professionals with accurate and timely information for health storylines authenticity in film and television. Survivor spotlight Suleika Jaouad, young adult survivor of Acute Myeloid Leukemia and author of the NY Times Well Blog column, Life Interrupted.nbc parenthood | suleika jaouad | new york times | hollywood health and society | cancer advocacy
  • HUFFINGTON POST & YOUNG ADULT CANCER - Dec 18,2012

    Dec 17, 2012 | 69 min
    SURVIVOR SPOTLIGHT HEATHER BUCHAN Young Adult Survivor Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (2x) Stupid Cancer Intern Alumni LAURA SCHOCKER Senior Editor, Healthy Living The Huffington Post SEAMUS MCKIERNAN Young Adult Cancer Caregiver Associate Blog Editor The Huffington Post huffington post | healthy living | young adult cancer | stupid cancer | affordable care act obamacare
  • "IN THE KITCHEN" : COOKING AND CANCER - Dec 11,2012

    Dec 10, 2012 | 67 min
    SURVIVOR SPOTLIGHT JEFF SIRLIN Young Adult Survivor, Colon Cancer Founder, CWellness Anti-Cancer Foods ANNETTE RAMKE Young adult survivor, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Health Coach Co-Author, Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen KENDALL SCOTT Young adult survivor, Hodgkin's lymphoma Health Coach Co-Author, Kicking Cancer in the Kitchencancer nutrition | healthy eating | young adult cancer | Affordable Care Act | cancer advocacy
  • I'VE GOT RHYTHM: CHRONOBIOLOGY & CANCER - Dec 04,2012

    Dec 3, 2012 | 71 min
    SURVIVOR SPOTLIGHT ERIKA LADE Young Adult Survivor, Breast Cancer SURVIVOR SPOTLIGHT LORNA BRUNELLE Young Adult Survivor, Thyroid Cancer Author, Dirty Bombshell PROFESSOR DONALD MCEACHRON, PHD School of Biomedical Engineering Science and Health Systems Drexel University MELISSA M. MALLIS, PHD Senior Science Advisor, DB&A President and Chief Scientist M3 Alertness Management, LLcancer | health and wellness | chronobiology | young adult cancer | affordable care act obamacare
  • TIG NOTARO / TEEN CANCER - Nov 27,2012

    Nov 26, 2012 | 70 min
    SURVIVOR SPOTLIGHT TIG NOTARO Young Adult Survivor, Breast Cancer Entertainer, Stand-Up Comedian LAUREN SCOTT Teen Cancer Survivor, Sarcoma Stupid Cancer Spokesperson CHERRI CHIODO Parent of Teen Cancer Survivor Young Adult Patient Advocate LESLIE KAITCH Director of Programs and Services Northern Nevada Childrens Cancer Foundationtig notaro | breast cancer | young adult cancer | Affordable Care Act | stupid cancer
  • SURVIVING HOLLYWOOD - Nov 20,2012

    Nov 19, 2012 | 69 min
    SURVIVOR SPOTLIGHT WOODY ROSELAND Young Adult Survivor, Osteosarcoma Comedian, Motivational Speaker DIEM BROWN Young Adult Survivor, Ovarian Cancer Host & Reporter Sky Living Entertainment Director/Manager, LA BureauBRYAN BISHOPYoung Adult SurvivorLiving w/Brain Stem GliomaSidekick, The Adam Carolla ShowHost, "The Film Vault" Weekly PodcastChair, Natl Brain Tumor Society LA Walkbald bryan | adam carrola | diem brown | woody roseland | young adult cancer
  • CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS OF AMERICA - Nov 13,2012

    Nov 12, 2012 | 71 min
    SURVIVOR SPOTLIGHT TODD GILLETT Young Adult Survior Synovial Cell Carcinoma SHAYMA KAZMI, MD Hematologist/Oncologist & Medical Oncologist Cancer Treatment Centers of America Philadelphia Medical Center RAED RAHMAN, DO Medical Director of Pain Management Cancer Treatment Centers of America Midwestern Regional Medical Center STEPHANIE PAVER, RD, CSO, CNSC Clinical Oncology Dietician Cancer Treatment Centers of America Arizona Medical Center cancer treatment centers of american | stupid cancer | young adult cancer | Affordable Care Act | cancer research
  • MAURA TIERNEY / PINKWASHING - Oct 22,2012

    Oct 22, 2012 | 83 min
    SURVIVOR SPOTLIGHT ANNIE GOODMAN Young Adult Survivor, Breast Cancer MAURA TIERNEY Breast Cancer Survivor Award-Winning Actor Spokesperson, Chemo Myths Or Facts ANGELA WALL, PHD Communications Manager Breast Cancer Action ANNIE SARTOR Policy and Campaigns Coordinator Breast Cancer Action CAITLIN CARMODY Membership Coordinator Breast Cancer Actionpinkwashing | breast cancer | corporate abuse | cancer research | young adult cancer
  • STUPID BREAST CANCER: LGBT SPECIAL - Oct 15,2012

    Oct 15, 2012 | 74 min
    SURVIVOR SPOTLIGHT MIMI FERRARO Young Adult Survivor Breast Cancer PHILIP DEITCH Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Member, LGBT National Advisory Council Susan G. Komen For The Cure LIZ MARGOLIES, LCSW Executive Director National LGBT Cancer Networkbreast cancer | pink ribbon | young adult cancer | gay lesbian bisexual transgender | cancer research
  • STUPID BREAST CANCER: ASIAN/NATIVE AMERICAN SPECIAL - Oct 08,2012

    Oct 8, 2012 | 77 min
    SURVIVOR SPOTLIGHT MICHAEL SOLOMON Young Adult Survivor, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Author, Now Its Funny LINDA BURHANSSTIPANOV, MSPH, DRPH Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Founder, Native American Cancer Research Corporation TWILA GARCIA Breast Cancer Survivor Rosebud Sioux Nation DORIS CHENG Asian Breast Health Outreach Project Methodist Richardson Medical Center HELEN LIU Young Adult Survivor, Breast Cancer Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)breast cancer | pink ribbon | young adult cancer | Affordable Care Act | cancer advocacy
  • STUPID BREAST CANCER: AFRICAN/LATINA SPECIAL - Oct 01,2012

    Oct 1, 2012 | 75 min
    SURVIVOR SPOTLIGHT BARBARA MUSSER Founder and CEO Sexy After Cancer TARSHA WHITE-JONES, RN, MSN Nurse, Teacher, PhD Student Cancer Researcher Young African Breast Cancer Patients PAMELA CROMWELL Young Adult Survivor, Breast Cancer Founder, Pink For Pam MAILET LOPEZ Young Adult Survivor, Breast Cancer Founder, I Had Cancer.com Principal, Squeaky Mediabreast cancer | pink ribbon | underserved disparity | Affordable Care Act | cancer advocacy
  • STUPID THYROID CANCER - Sep 25,2012

    Sep 24, 2012 | 66 min
    SURVIVOR SPOTLIGHT Lily Mulcahy Young Adult Survivor, Thyroid Cancer JOANNA ISBILL Young Adult Survivor, Thyroid Cancer VP Business Development & Columnist Dear Thyroid CHERRY WUNDERLICH Young Adult Survivor, Thyroid Cancer Director of Publications and Outreach ThyCa GARY BLOOM Executive Director ThyCathyroid cancer | young adult cancer | healthcare reform | Affordable Care Act | cancer research