Backstage @ Upstage

Backstage @ Upstage

This podcast is an interview format with guests to talk about Entertainment, Medicine, Thrivers and Survivors of lung cancer.


April 4, 2024 36 mins
HOST: Hildy Grossman CO-HOST: Jordan Rich GUESTS: Cheryl Davis, of Red Thred Solutions; Lauren Coye, Patient and Patient Advocate What often goes unheard in medical situations is the patient’s voice. Our guests have a lot to say about this matter. Cheryl Davis has extensive experience in patient advocacy in the pharmaceutical industry. Now she aids … Continue reading LISTENING TO T...
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HOST: Hildy Grossman, Co-Host: Jordan Rich GUESTS: Chi Fu Jeffrey Yang, MD with Alexandra Potter and Deepti Srinivasan Our podcasts have focused on disparities in healthcare, particularly in Hispanic, Asian, and rural communities. This podcast considers the Black community in the US, and in particular, black women. What do we know about lung cancer differences … Continue reading BL...
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HOST: Hildy Grossman, Co-Host: Jordan Rich GUESTS: Jacqueline Nixon and Gloria Linnertz Radon is a radioactive gas released in rocks and soil, possibly in your home or where you work. It’s odorless, tasteless, and invisible and can seep up through the ground and circulate into the air. As a result, Radon can enter homes through … Continue reading RADON: A MAJOR CAUSE OF LUNG CANCER...
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What Women Need to Know About Lung Cancer Host: Hildy Grossman with Jordan Rich, co-host Guest: Narjust Duma Flores, MD Lung Cancer has a reputation of being a man’s disease. Today this notion couldn’t be further than the truth. Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of women as well as men, taking more … Continue reading DID YOU KNOW LUNG CANCER’S A WOMEN’S DISEASE?
HOST: Hildy Grossman, Co-Host: Jordan Rich GUESTS: Pasi Janne, MD, Ph.D., Director, Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the Scientific Director of the Belfer Center for Applied Cancer Research Gabrielle Goodman, HER2 patient Bill Brand, HER2 patient Caren Suesserman, Exon 20 Group Virtual Meeting Leader and Patient Advocate Most people are … Continue reading Read more
HOST: Hildy Grossman, Co-Host: Jordan Rich GUESTS: Anthony Sireci, MD, and Hilary Hammell, MD In this podcast, we ask the question, “Along with an accurate cancer diagnosis, why is comprehensive biomarker testing so important? Our guest, Dr. Anthony Sireci, vice president of clinical biomarker and diagnostics development at Loxo@Lilly, has devoted his career to biomarker … Continue reading Read more
Immunotherapy is a cutting-edge treatment for lung cancer. Learn all about it. HOST: Hildy Grossman, Co-Host: Jordan Rich GUESTS: David Barbie, MD, Oncologist, Dana Farber Cancer Institute We often hear about our immune system, but outside of science class, few of us understand how it works. Whether your last brush with science was high school … Continue reading How in The World Do...
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HOST: HILDY GROSSMAN   CO-HOST: JORDAN RICH GUEST:  RAYMOND OSAROGIAGBON, MD, FACP, Director of the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program at Baptist Cancer Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Many of us living in urban areas have some awareness and experience of barriers to healthcare, but we seldom consider the obstacles that face people living in rural areas. This is especially … Continue reading Read more
HOST: Hildy Grossman, Co-Host: Jordan Rich GUESTS: Jacob Sands, MD, Oncologist, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Andrea McKee, MD, Chair of Radiation Oncology, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) In previous Backstage @ Upstage podcasts, we’ve discussed the importance of low dose CT scans to detect lung cancer early. Both of today’s guests are dedicated … Continue reading Chang...
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Host: Hildy Grossman Co-Host Jordan Rich Guest: Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH Dr. Francine Jacobson discusses the value of screening for early detection of lung cancer. From the perspective of patients and care givers, facing radiation can be concerning. Dr. Jacobson discusses the lowering doses of radiation to help find lung cancer early, with the benefit … Continue reading Radiation...
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HOST: HILDY GROSSMAN CO-HOST: JORDAN RICH GUEST: GLORIA ZHANG, Executive Director of Strategic Alliances at New Tang Dynasty The Asian and Pacific Islander population represents over 30 countries and contains ethnic groups that speak more than 100 different languages! Chinese- Americans represent over 24% of the Asian-American population and are the focus audience for our … Continue reading Read more
HOST: HILDY GROSSMAN CO-HOST: JORDAN RICH GUESTS: KEVIN SALINAS, MD AND FRACINE JACOBSON, MD, MPH By 2060, the Census Bureau projects that the Hispanic/Latino population will make up almost one third of the US population. In addition, the Hispanic population is a diverse group who trace their heritage to more than 20 Spanish-speaking countries, regardless … Continue reading ¿Está e...
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Hosts: Hildy Grossman with Jordan Rich co-host Guests: Susan Smedley, Founder, Resilient Souls Anyone receiving a cancer diagnosis wonders what else they can be doing to cope that isn’t dependent on a physical protocol. Too often medical treatment overlooks the emotional component of diagnosis and treatment in facing lung cancer. Patients undergo the emotional and … Continue reading Read more
Lung Cancer detected early saves lives. Hosts: Hildy Grossman with Jordan Rich co-host Guests: Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH; Dusty Donaldson; Dan Cardigan, MD Three exceptional guests join the conversation about the importance of lung cancer screening from a medical and personal point of view. Dr. Francine Jacobson is a founding director of the lung cancer … Continue reading The Powe...
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Host: Hildy Grossman Co-Host: Jordan Rich Guest: Bill Shields, Journalist and TV Field Reporter Bill Shields has had a celebrated career as a Boston area broadcaster for over forty years. Originally from Texas, Bill began his career at a local TV station before moving to Boston for a job at WBZ-TV where he happily spent … Continue reading A Journalist Journals His Own Journey: TV r...
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Hosts: Hildy Grossman with Jordan Rich co-host Guests: Francisco J. Sánchez-Rivera, Ph.D. and Jane Wilkinson Our prior podcast, “What Did the Human Genome Project Ever Do For Us?” was so exciting and enjoyable that we all felt there was no stopping the conversation with just one podcast. We just had to go on. Our guest, … Continue reading GENETIC ENGINEERING AND LUNG CANCER, This I...
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Hosts: Hildy Grossman with Jordan Rich co-host Guests: Jane Wilkinson and Francisco J. Sánchez-Rivera, Ph.D. In this podcast, we do our utmost to help make a complicated topic something we can all understand. Many of us have heard about the Human Genome Project (HGP), but few of us could explain it to someone else. There … Continue reading WHAT DID THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT EVER DO ...
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Hosts: Hildy Grossman with Jordan Rich co-host Guests: Heather Smith Heather Smith was only 34 when she was diagnosed, simply by accident, with lung cancer. It had already spread to other areas of her body. After experiencing this frightening curve ball, she was grateful that biomarker testing revealed that she was ALK+. Knowing this genetic … Continue reading She Refuses To Be Kno...
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Co-Hosts: Hildy Grossman and Jordan Rich Good friends, Hildy Grossman and Jordan Rich put their heads together to talk about the importance of creativity when initiating innovative new research. They compare this experience in the lab to one of a songwriter and composer looking at a blank sheet of paper to come up with a … Continue reading Creativity at the Heart of Research and Mu...
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May 24, 2022 34 mins
Listen to caregivers for spouses diagnosed with rare biomarkers HOST: HILDY GROSSMAN CO-HOST: JORDAN RICH Guests: Marcia Horn, JD. President and CEO at ICAN, International Cancer Advocacy Network and Executive Director, Exon 20 Group; Caren Suesserman, Care Partner, Spouse, and Patient Advocate, Exon 20 Group; Sandy Kitchner, Care Partner, Spouse and Patient Advocate, Exon 20 … Continue reading Read more

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