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Prostate Cancer: Surviving Together

Yes, prostate cancer sucks, so we need to talk about it. This show is all about conversations...we talk with prostate cancer survivors, caregivers, medical professionals, lawmakers, patient educators, oncologists, imaging specialists, pharmaceutical representatives, partners, lovers, and friends. Pull up a chair and join the discussion! Presented by the Prostate Network, a Kansas City-based support group helping those engaged in the fight.

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John Leifer: After You Hear It's Cancer

John Leifer discusses a variety of topics including PTSD and PSA anxiety in prostate cancer patients, trends and complications within the healthcare world, and his advice that Steve takes to heart and passes on to his newly-diagnosed friends. John is a consultant whose clients range from national health systems to pharmaceutical firms to state government and runs the gamut of major constituents comprising the care delivery and financing system.


23 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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Being Your Own Advocate for Clinical Trials

Charles and Clare Sweeney talk about how clinical trials can be a valuable resource for prostate cancer patients, but they can be laden with twists and turns. What happens when a trial suddenly ends without warning, or an insurance company decides they won't support a patient's participation?


23 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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ZERO - the End of Prostate Cancer

Our interview with Drew Saelens, Vice President of Government Affairs and Patient Advocacy at ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer. We hear a lot about organizations who advocate for research funding from the government, but sometimes we wonder how the process works. Drew Saelens takes us inside the process and gives us hope for the future.


23 Jun 2019

Rank #3

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Clinical Trials: What's the Story?

It's time to get "guinea pig" out of your vocabulary. Find out what's new in the world of clinical trials for prostate cancer patients, and demystify the process. Dr. Christine Mackay from the University of Kansas discusses clinical trials with us so we can make informed decisions.


20 Mar 2019

Rank #4

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Sequence Me: Understanding our DNA with Bryce Olson

After he was diagnosed with life-threatening prostate cancer, Intel’s Bryce Olson sequenced his genome which offered clues to new treatments for his disease. We talk about why it's important, and how to set it up with your doctor using the "battle card." Check out Bryce's web site at sequenceme.org or follow him on Twitter @sequence_me.


1 Sep 2019

Rank #5