A camping experience can be invaluable for those burdened by childhood cancer, as it provides support and connection to others. On August 29th, Northwestern Mutual through its foundation and in collaboration with Lollipop Theater Network, united hundreds of children and families who are affected by childhood cancer for a one-of-a-kind virtual camp experience called the Ultimate Camp-In. to tell us all about it, Eric Christopherson, Vice President of Strategic Philanthropy and Community Relations, and President of Northwestern Mutual Foundation.
Each year an estimated 3,000 Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma. It’s a rare type of cancer that forms in the lining of major organs in the chest or the stomach. The most common form is malignant pleural mesothelioma, but less than 30% of patients were candidates for surgery to remove the tumor. Dr. Rupesh Kotecha, a radiation oncologist at Miami Cancer Institute. We’re going to talk about the facts of mesothelioma and how a technology already approved for brain cancer is offering a new innovative option for treatment.
Sarah South, vice president of laboratory sciences at Ancestry DNA has information about an advanced genetic testing technology designed to help people understand their risk for developing certain inheritable health conditions. Nela Richardson a principal strategist for Edward Jones, has the details of their survey that measured American’s attitudes when it comes to investing in higher education. Eric Christopherson, Vice President of Strategic Philanthropy and Community Relations, and President of Northwestern Mutual Foundation tells us all about a unique one of a kind virtual camp experience they hosted for hundreds of children and families who are affected by childhood cancer. Lifestyle and travel correspondent, Amy Goodman has the latest in local travel trends, and how to plan a safe and happy road trip for the family.
The 146th Kentucky Derby was held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.To protect against COVID-19 a series of guest safety protocols have been put in place, but much more needs to be done to protect horses at the track. Kathy Guillermo, SVP of PETA’s horse racing department to talk about the changes PETA is trying to enact to protect horses at the country’s racetracks and what you can do to help.
Cancer is not what parents imagine when they envision their son’s or daughter’s childhood. Researchers are now trying to develop even more personalized treatments that will target a child-specific cancer and reduce side effects. My guest today is Dr. Anne Reilly, a pediatric oncologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
The school day will look much different this year and not just inside the classroom. Parents are also going to have a lot to juggle. Our guest today is Erica Souter, a nationally recognized voice in the realm of parenting news and parenting advice. She’s going to share information with us about digital tools from Messenger and has some tips that we can use to stay socially connected and navigate this year’s back to school season.
Many of us may likely know someone living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and not even realize it. In fact, a genetic, progressive form of PKD, known as auto-somal polycystic kidney disease, or ADPKD, is the most common inherited kidney disorder you’ve likely never heard of. Joining me today in honor of PKD Awareness Day, is Dr. Meyeon Park, a leading nephrologist with the University of California San Francisco.
This year, more than 175,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a blood cancer, such as lymphoma, leukemia, or myeloma. Dr. Caron Jacobson, Medical Director, Immune Effector Cell Therapy Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, joins me to discuss potentially life-saving therapy treatment options for patients with certain difficult-to-treat or advanced blood cancers.
The United Negro College Fund is the nation’s leading minority education organization and was founded in 1944 to help more African American students attend and graduate from college. Dr. Michael Lomax, President & CEO, UNCF has information about this years revamped and highly anticipated UNCF National Virtual Walk for Education® that aims to raise funds to support HBCUs and the students they serve.
Each year an estimated 3,000 Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma. It’s a rare type of cancer that forms in the lining of major organs in the chest or the stomach. Dr. Rupesh Kotecha is a radiation oncologist at Miami Cancer Institute. We talk about mesothelioma and how a technology already approved for brain cancer is offering a new innovative option for treatment