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Cancer Fight

Cancer Fight

By Whitney Jones
Cancer Fight aims to highlight the stories of advocates, fighters, and survivors of all forms of cancer as well as educate the public on cancer prevention and awareness. With the help of our guests, we explore the common qualities of what makes a successful cancer fight while equipping listeners with the information they need to learn, fight, and prevent cancer. Produced by Keaton Jones
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Episode #34 David Richman
David Richman’s life was changed when he got the phone call that his sister had terminal brain cancer. David shares how this wake-up call led him to embark on a solo six-week, 5,000-mile cross-country bike ride, while sharing conversations with people across the country whose lives had also been irrevocably changed by cancer. Resources: Life of Cycles Book  Stupid Cancer 
01:04:39
June 7, 2021
Episode #33 Martha Raymond
CRC prevention educator, researcher, and advocate Martha Raymond shares how the pain of losing both her parents to colon cancer at a young age sparked her lifelong purpose of serving people struggling with gastrointestinal cancer.  Resources: The Raymond Foundation Gi Cancer Alliance
48:01
May 25, 2021
Episode #32 Nicole Breazeale
EAO colon cancer survivor, professor, and master storyteller Nicole Breazeale tells her cancer fight story publicly for the first time. One of our most powerful survivor stories to date, Nicole opens up about her journey walking through her spouse’s cancer and later her own diagnosis, all while caring for her infant son. Resources: CLD (Community Leadership and Development) Department, University of Kentucky 
01:00:35
May 6, 2021
Episode 31 - Andrea Dwyer
What does a national agenda for cancer prevention mean for real, small-town communities across America? Today Andrea Dwyer, the Director of the Colorado Cancer Screening Program, shares how her love for small-town communities inspires her integrative approach to colon cancer prevention on the national-level. Listen in! Resources: Colorado Cancer Screening Program  Fight CRC National Colorectal Cancer Round Table
51:56
April 10, 2021
Episode #30 Dr. Sonia Kupfer
Can you say single-nucleotide polymorphism? Meet Dr. Sonia Kupfer, Gastroenterologist from the University of Chicago Medicine. Today Dr. Kupfer explains what our DNA can show us about our risk for colorectal cancer and how genetic testing will be key in the future of cancer prevention. Resources: University of Chicago Medicine, Gastroenterology City of Hope
01:04:32
March 22, 2021
Episode #29 Jelena Tompkins
YouTuber Jelena Tompkins shares how social media helped her find and grow a support system for cancer survivors after she was diagnosed with Stage III colorectal cancer at age 34. Tune in as Whitney and Jelena get real about treatment, ostomies, and early-age onset cancer. Resources: Survivor Jelena’s YouTube Channel Fight Colorectal Cancer 
53:30
March 2, 2021
Cancer Fight #28 Rich Wender
Dr. Richard Wender, Chair of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, is here to help us kick off Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Hear how Rich’s passion for being a family doctor inspired his relational approach to leadership, colon cancer awareness, and preventative care at the national level. Resources: American Cancer Society  Penn Medicine Appoints Richard Wender, 2020 Announcement   National Colon Cancer Round Table
01:05:24
February 25, 2021
Cancer Fight #27 Dr. Folasade May
Black Americans are 20% more likely than white Americans to receive a colorectal cancer diagnosis in their lifetime and are 40% more likely to die from it. Today Dr. Fola May from UCLA teaches us how recognizing and addressing disparities in our healthcare system is critical in our work to make colon cancer screening accessible for everyone. Resources: C4 (California Colorectal Cancer Coalition) UCLA Center for Health Equity Fight CRC
59:36
February 16, 2021
Cancer Fight #26 Jason Baird
Fighting cancer…in the General Assembly? In his 14th year working with the Project, Lobbyist Jason Baird has seen up close how a small nonprofit can help pass big legislation in Kentucky. In this episode, Jason lifts the mystery around the legislative champions who are writing cancer prevention into law and shares his best tips for working collaboratively to create big change! Resources Who's my Kentucky Legislator? About House Bill 108 and Senate Bill 16
45:03
February 3, 2021
Cancer Fight #25: Scott Farnsworth
What are the odds of meeting your GI in the airport, days before he scopes you for cancer?  It’s a story you’ll have to hear Board Member Scott Farnsworth tell to believe. In this episode, Scott shares how his life as an executive at a major healthcare company was turned upside-down after he was diagnosed with CRC. Scott shares what he’s learned about accepting help from others, paying attention to his health, and his dreams for utilizing technology to get more people screened on-time. Resources: Colon Cancer Fighters Support Groups
47:38
January 22, 2021
Cancer Fight #24: Meet The Host, Dr. Whitney Jones
It’s Whitney’s turn to take the hot seat! In this episode, our host Dr. Whitney Jones tells us what’s kept him in the CRC prevention fight for over 17 years.  He shares his best tips for how to take action even while suffering from imposter syndrome and breaks down what big things are next for the Project and colon cancer prevention in 2021. Resources: The Champion within You by Dr. Stanley R. Frager  Find Your Legislator  What will HB 108 and SB 16 do? 
54:27
January 15, 2021
Cancer Fight #23 Eric Gilliland
Today we speak with Survivor, advocate, and PGA pro, Eric Gilliand. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
38:22
January 11, 2021
Cancer Fight #23 Anjee Davis
Today we speak with the president of Fight CRC and advocate, Anjee Davis. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
49:29
November 24, 2020
Cancer Fight #22 Diane Hardesty
Today we speak with survivor and advocate, Diane Hardesty. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
01:05:38
November 17, 2020
Cancer Fight #21 Hunt and Lannette VanderToll
Today we speak with Senior strategic marketing specialist Lannette VanderToll and her son,  cancer survivor and advocate, Hunt VanderToll Check out the Colon Cancer Prevention Project on all major social media. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
57:12
November 3, 2020
Cancer Fight #20 March Seabrook
Today we speak with South Carolina gastroenterologist and advocate, March Seabrook. Check out the Colon Cancer Prevention Project on all major social media. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
57:28
October 27, 2020
Cancer Fight #19 James Allison
Today we speak with UCSF Gastroenterologist and advocate, Dr. James Allison. Check out the Colon Cancer Prevention Project on all major social media. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
50:26
October 20, 2020
Cancer Fight #18 Dr. Jim Hotz
Today we speak with Gasterointerologist and advocate, Dr. Jim Hotz.  Check out the Colon Cancer Prevention Project on all major social media. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
01:09:42
October 13, 2020
Cancer Fight #17 Samir Gupta
Today we speak with professor of clinical medicine and colon cancer advocate, Dr. Samir Gupta. Check out the Colon Cancer Prevention Project on all major social media. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
59:38
October 6, 2020
Cancer Fight #13 Erin Peterson
Today we speak with the communication director of the Colon Cancer Coalition, Erin Peterson. Check out the Colon Cancer Prevention Project on all major social media. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
43:13
September 30, 2020
Cancer Fight #16 Paul Schroy
Today we speak with Gasterointeroligist and advocate Paul Schroy. Check out the Colon Cancer Prevention Project on all major social media. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
54:40
September 29, 2020
Cancer Fight #15 Daniel Shockley
Today we speak with veteran and Colon cancer advocate Dan "Drydock"  Shockley. Check out the Colon Cancer Prevention Project on all major social media. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
55:23
September 22, 2020
Cancer Fight #14 Janikaa Sherrod
Today we speak with Janikaa Sherrod, a cancer control specialist with the Kentucky Cancer Program and Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer Coalition. Check out the Colon Cancer Prevention Project on all major social media. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
43:13
September 15, 2020
Cancer Fight #12 Mark Evers
Today we speak with the director of the Markey cancer center, Dr. Mark Evers. Check out the Colon Cancer Prevention Project on all major social media. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
37:57
August 25, 2020
Cancer Fight #11 Frank Berger
Today we speak with biochemist, professor and colon cancer advocate,  Frank Berger. Check out the Colon Cancer Prevention Project on all major social media. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
49:49
August 18, 2020
Cancer Fight #10 Jennifer Knight
Today we speak with Assistant professor of public health for the Markey cancer center, Jennifer Knight. Check out the Colon Cancer Prevention Project on all major social media. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
48:37
August 11, 2020
Cancer Fight #9 Sam Pace
Today we speak with Gastroenterologist, cancer survivor and advocate, Sam Pace. Check out the Colon Cancer Prevention Project on all major social media.  https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
52:32
August 4, 2020
Cancer Fight #8 Andrew Albert
Today we speak with gastroenterologist and advocate, Andrew Albert. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
41:25
July 28, 2020
Cancer Fight #7 Tom Tucker
today we speak with Senior Director for Cancer Surveillance for the Markey Cancer Center, Dr. Tom tucker. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
58:26
July 21, 2020
Cancer Fight #6 Crit Luallen
In this episode, we talk with Former Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, Crit Luallen Check out the colon cancer prevention project on all major social media platforms. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
40:48
July 14, 2020
Cancer Fight #5 Dr. Wayne Tuckson
In this episode, we talk with physician, community leader, and host of Kentucky Health, Dr. Wayne Tuckson. Check out the colon cancer prevention project on all major social media platforms. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
42:54
July 7, 2020
Cancer Fight #4 Letitia Thompson
 In this episode, we talk with Letitia Thompson, Vice President of Regional Cancer Control for the American Cancer Society. Check out the colon cancer prevention project on all major social media platforms. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
56:11
June 30, 2020
Cancer Fight #3 Meredith Potthast
In this episode, we talk with colon cancer survivor Meredith Potthast. Check out the colon cancer prevention project on all major social media platforms. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
48:25
June 23, 2020
Cancer Fight #2 David McCluskey
In this episode, we talk with colon cancer survivor, advocate and founder of the Iowa Colon Cancer Foundation, Dave McCluskey. Check out the colon cancer prevention project on all major social media platforms. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
39:52
June 18, 2020
Cancer Fight #1 Bruce DeArk
In this episode, we talk with firefighter and cancer fighter Bruce DeArk.   Check out the colon cancer prevention project on all major social media platforms. https://www.facebook.com/coloncancerprevention https://twitter.com/coloncancerprev https://www.instagram.com/coloncancerpreventionproject/
25:25
June 17, 2020