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David Fajgenbaum

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06- Physician-Writer Series: David Fajgenbaum, MD (Castleman Disease Collaborative Network)

Physicians Off The Beaten Path

What is it like to navigate the healthcare system both as a healthcare professional and as a patient? What is the state of research for rare diseases right now? Is an MBA important for docs to consider? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guest David Fajgenbaum, MD. David is an assistant professor of medicine in Translational Medicine & Human Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania. He's also the founding director of the center for Cytokine Storm Treatment & Laboratory (CSTL). He is the co-founder/president of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN). David is the national bestselling author of 'Chasing My Cure: A Doctor's Race to Turn Hope Into Action'. The book describes his harrowing and hopeful journey to spearhead the search for a cure for his disease.  


8 Sep 2021

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Episode 075: "Chasing My Cure" Dr. David Fajgenbaum--Week 7 Summer Giveaway!

Brilliantly Resilient

David Fajgenbaum is a physician, a healer, a speaker, a best-selling author, and the main reason he, himself is still alive today. After a devastating diagnosis of Castleman disease in 2010, David found himself on his deathbed a total of five times, told by doctors there was nothing more they could do. Determined not to sit and wait for death, David began to research his own disease, trying drugs designed for other purposes and ultimately finding one that saved his life.  This week our Summer reading giveaway features Chasing My Cure: A Doctor's Race to Turn Hope into Action. Enter to win this riveting story of hope, determination and life-saving action from our kind, funny, and super-smart friend, Dr. David Fajgenbaum! Happy Reading!   XO KS & MFB


9 Aug 2021

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Episode 3: Dr. David Fajgenbaum

The Cures Playbook

Dr. David Fajgenbaum, co-founder and Executive Director of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN), shares his personal battle with this rare disease that almost took his life four times, as well as his tireless research that led to the discovery of a life-saving treatment for himself and other patients.


12 Jul 2021

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TWiV 766: The CORONA project with David Fajgenbaum

This Week in Virology

David joins TWiV to relate how his near-death experience with Castleman’s disease motivated him to found the Center for Cytokine Storm Treatment & Laboratory and the CORONA project to identify and track all treatments reported for COVID-19 in an open-source data repository. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Guest: David Fajgenbaum Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode CORONA project Center for Cytokine Storm Treatment & Laboratory Castleman Disease Collaborative Network Chasing My Cure Letters read on TWiV 766 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Brianne – How Giraffes Beat High Blood Pressure Kathy – Orangutan optical illusion Vincent – Two quotes from Chasing My Cure by David Fajgenbaum John Paul II: Dear young people, whether you are believers or not, accept the call to be virtuous. This means being strong within, having a big heart, being rich in the highest sentiments, bold in the truth, courageous in freedom, constant in responsibility, generous in love, invincible in hope. David: Never stop questioning and always follow the data. Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

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10 Jun 2021

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Chasing Our Cures: How To Live A Life Full Of Hope And Vision With David Fajgenbaum

Game Changer Mentality – Strategies and Tactics to Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Your Positive Potential

When you’re at your lowest point in life, there’s one thing that you have to have, and that is hope. That is how David Fajgenbaum survived Castleman disease. David is a physician, scientist, author, and Co-founder of Castleman Disease Collaboration Network. Diagnosed with this very rare disease, he was at his wit's end but found hope just as things were about to get worse. David found his cure, and he narrates the story of his journey with the disease and the treatment that saved him in his book, Chasing My Cure. Today, David joins Rodney Flowers to talk about his sickness and how his family helped him through this part of his life. Find out how he is helping people now with the life-threatening disease find hope and vision.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://rodneyflowers.com/


3 Jun 2021

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Hoya Insider Episode 30 - Dr. David Fajgenbaum

Hoya Insider

On the latest episode of the Hoya Insider Podcast, our host Jeremy Huber sits down with Dr. David Fajgenbaum. Dr. Fajgenbaum is currently behind the hunt for a Covid cure after battling and chasing down a cure for the Castleman disease.


15 Apr 2021

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S1E63 / Chasing the Cure / David Fajgenbaum

EPIDEMIC with Dr. Celine Gounder

"When we think about a virus we don't think as much about the immune response to the virus but it is just so, so critical." -David FajgenbaumWhere do treatments come from when there's a new disease like COVID-19? The vast majority of drugs prescribed to treat COVID during the pandemic are actually old drugs. Some of the most effective have been around for as much as 70 years. In this episode of EPIDEMIC, we’re going to hear how David Fajgenbaum's quest for a treatment for his rare disease is helping find effective treatments for COVID — and other diseases — in surprising places.  This podcast was created by Just Human Productions. We're powered and distributed by Simplecast. We're supported, in part, by listeners like you.#SARSCoV2 #COVID19 #COVID #coronavirus


25 Feb 2021

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Episode 147: David Fajgenbaum on Covid-19 drugs, the state of the pandemic, & meme biotech stocks

The Readout Loud

When will we have enough vaccine doses? How many effective Covid-19 drugs are just waiting to be found? And what do Redditors think about biotech?We discuss all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, we check in with our colleague Helen Branswell for her view on the current state of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing vaccine rollout. Then, we're joined by David Fajgenbaum, a physician and scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, to talk about his work to identify and develop treatments for people with Covid-19. Lastly, we embark on a lightning round, covering Gilead Sciences' latest setback, a schism in Alzheimer's disease research, and a preview of the newest podcast from STAT.


11 Feb 2021

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127 Chasing the Cure for COVID-19 with Dr David Fajgenbaum MD [Interview]

Burnt Out to Lit Up

David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc, is a groundbreaking physician-scientist, disease hunter, speaker, and national bestselling author of the acclaimed memoir, "Chasing My Cure: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope Into Action." Best known as the ‘doctor who cured himself’ ('Doctor Cure Thyself,' NY Times), Fajgenbaum went from being a beast-like college quarterback to receiving his last rites while in medical school and nearly dying four more times battling Castleman disease, a deadly cytokine storm disorder. To try to save his own life, he spearheaded an innovative approach to research through the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN) and discovered a treatment that has put him into his longest remission ever. This approach is saving his life (https://nyti.ms/2kzaTet) and other patients' lives too (https://youtu.be/xeA1rbkhtZE).Now, he is spreading this approach to other diseases ('His method could save millions,' CNN) like COVID-19 and sharing lessons he learned about living from nearly dying through "Chasing My Cure," which has been translated into five languages and named one of the “Best Non-Fiction Books of 2019” by Next Big Ideas Club.In this episode we discuss:David’s journey with Idiopathic Multicentric Castleman’s Disease, a very rare disease that almost cost him his life, and how after exhausting all treatment options he started researching potential solutions for patients with his disease. He founded the Castleman’s Disease Collaborative Network and, using his own samples, went about trying to find a cure. The importance of turning hope into action.How COVID-19 and Castleman’s Disease cause the body to respond in a similar ways, and how David’s organization has been a key part of the global effort to discover drugs that can help.Their work with tracking previous and potential drugs that could help treat COVID patientsHow timing is so important in COVID drug administrationTheir collaborations with the FDA and UCSFFInding silver linings through tough timesJoin our network by signing up for our bi-weekly email newsletter, Thrive and Shine to start off your Mondays on a bright note: https://www.joyenergytime.com/the-thriving-collective/ Support the show on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/joyenergytime Save $175 on unlimited CEUs on your annual subscription:https://www.medbridgeeducation.com/joy-energy-time My online CE courses on burnout with MedBridge (intro course):https://www.medbridgeeducation.com/course-catalog/details/burnout-health-care-causes-impact-solutions-erika-del-pozo/ Our Instagram: www.instagram.com/joy.energy.time/ www.instagram.com/burntouttolitup/Our website:joyenergytime.com/podcast


24 Sep 2020

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Chasing My Cure | Dr. David Fajgenbaum

Good Life Project

As a kid, all David Fajgenbaum could think about was football. It consumed his life, being the quarterback on a top college team was his singular mission. And, he accomplished that, landing a spot on Georgetown’s team. But, fate would soon step in, when the loss of his mom to aggressive brain cancer would change his focus and inspire a new devotion, to help find a cure and support families moving through loss. But his dance with illness was just beginning. In the blink of an eye, Fajgenbaum went from being a beast-like college quarterback to receiving his last rites while in medical school and nearly dying four more times battling a rare disease, with no known cure, that ravaged his body with a cytokine storm that essentially set his immune system up to attack every other system in his body. To try to save his own life, and realizing nobody was coming to save him but him, David spearheaded an innovative approach to researching his own cure, launching the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN) and discovering a treatment that has put him into his longest remission ever. This alone, is an incredible story. But, that thing I mentioned was killing him - a cytokine storm - well, you’ve likely heard that phrase many times this year. Because it is at the heart of the immune system meltdown that makes the Covid-19 pandemic so lethal. David is now focusing this same approach to other diseases ('His method could save millions,' CNN) like COVID-19, turning his lab and collaborative global network loose on identifying drugs that might be lifesavers when used “off-label” to treat the disease. His powerful story is beautifully documented in his book, Chasing My Cure (https://amzn.to/39XgMtq), which has been translated into five languages and named one of the “Best Non-Fiction Books of 2019” by Next Big Ideas Club.You can find Dr. David Fajgenbaum at:Website : http://www.chasingmycure.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/dfajgenbaum/-------------Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE (https://www.goodlifeproject.com/sparketypes/) and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.If you enjoyed the show, please share it with a friend. Thank you to our super cool brand partners. If you like the show, please support them - they help make the podcast possible.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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21 Sep 2020