Patient Stories

From Holistic Health Guru to Patient Advocate: The Importance of Respecting Evidence-Based Medicine

Myeloma patient and author Cherie Rineker shares how her perspective shifted from holistic care to becoming a myeloma treatment research advocate. Watch to learn why.

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Clinical Trial MythBusters: What Is the Value of Diversity in Clinical Trials?

Is diversity, gender, age and ethnicity important in clinical trials? Mel Mann, a 20+ year CML survivor and a a highly respected leader in the field of clinical oncology weigh in.

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Advice From Cancer Survivor Sajjad Iqbal on Becoming an Empowered Patient

We spoke with Dr. Sajjad Iqbal on his experience with head and neck cancer. Watch as he describes his personal perseverance and commitment to being an empowered patient.

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Michele Nadeem-Baker: Weapons for Fighting the Flu and Colds

CLL patient Michele Nadeem-Baker shares her top seven weapons needed to keep healthy as a cancer patient during cold and flu season.

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Remembering Suzanne: Celebrating the Life of a Cancer Patient

Celebrate the life you have. Richard and Laraine Hyte share the joy and sorrow surrounding their daughter’s diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Clinical Trial MythBusters: Are Clinical Trials a Gamble for Me or My Loved One?

Dr. Liza Villaruz, Sheila Hoff and patient, Dr. Michael Weitz discuss whether clinical trials are a gamble and whether the risks outweigh the benefits for patients and their care partners.

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Former White House Cancer Moonshot Leader: Challenges and Hope for Cancer

In this exclusive Patient Power interview, host Andrew Schorr connects with Greg Simon, Executive Director of the Cancer Initiative for the Biden Foundation and a CLL survivor, to discuss medical progress in the U.S., the establishment of the Biden Cancer Initiative, and more.

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Keeping Family in Mind: A Cancer Survivor’s Advice for Experts

A cancer survivor talks about his hope for the future and advice he shared with his medical team.

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Facing Breast Cancer As a Clinician: The Powerful Perspective of a Mother-Daughter Team

Mother and daughter, both nurses, Madeline and Kristen share their journey in dealing with cancer and survivorship following Kristen’s breast cancer diagnosis at age 35.

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