This World Pancreatic Cancer Day, we talk to Dr. Anirban Maitra, Scientific Director of the Ahmed Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center, about the rising incidence of pancreatic cancer, risk factors associated with the disease, and latest progress in the field.
This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we talk to Dr. Kristi Funk, Breast Cancer Surgeon and author of Breasts: The Owner's Manual, about everyday choices to improve breast health and lower overall cancer risk. Dr. Funk also debunks common breast cancer myths such as the role that soy and coffee can play.
Erica Ramos, the 2018 President of National Society of Genetic Counselors, talks to GenomeWeb's Senior Editor Turna Ray about the growing field of genetic testing and role that genetic counselors can play in helping people make the most of their health information.
Note: This podcast is not an endorsement of Color by the National Society of Genetic Counselors.
Dinesh Moorjani, Managing Director of Comcast Ventures, talks to us about investing in technology companies, building internet and software companies, and lessons learned along the way. Prior to Comcast Ventures, Dinesh served as an executive in residence at Warburg Pincus and was the Founder and CEO of Hatch Labs, where he and his team built and ran early stage companies, including Tinder.
On this episode of Sequenced, Dr. Ranjit Manchandra, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Barts Cancer Institute in London, sits down with Business Insider’s Erin Brodwin to discuss population-based genetic testing for cancer prevention. Dr. Manchandra’s recent research found that population testing for multiple breast cancer genes has the potential to be both cost-effective and life-saving.
On this episode of Sequenced, Halle Tecco, founder of Rock Health and Angel Investor at Techammer, sits down with Business Insider’s Lydia Ramsey to discuss the digital health landscape, the recent JP Morgan, Amazon, and Berkshire Hathaway news, and achieving gender parity in healthcare.
Adam Klein, winner of 2016 Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, talks to us about competing on the show on behalf of his mother who sadly passed away from lung cancer just days after he returned home from the competition. He shares his perspective on the importance of raising awareness for lung cancer to bring understanding to this often misunderstood disease.
Everyday we make choices that can impact our health, wealth, and happiness, from saving for retirement to what we eat. Cass Sunstein, co-author of Nudge and one of the most influential legal scholars of our time, shares his insights on making better decisions for ourselves and our families. Cass also talks about the role that digital technology can play in steering people to make better choices.
We’re excited to talk to Alan Blassberg who directed and produced the documentary:"Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer". In 2004, Alan launched his own production company, First Prize Productions. Pink & Blue is his first documentary directorial debut. Pink and Blue shines a light on the BRCA mutations and the experience of women and men making decisions to keep themselves healthy. In this documentary, Alan also tells his own story of being a BRCA2 positive male to highlight the...
We sat down with Evan Goldberg, Founder of NetSuite and Chairman and President of the BRCA Foundation. Evan shares his personal experience with BRCA & his motivation for launching a foundation dedicated to preventing and curing BRCA cancers.
This month, we talk to Alejandra Campoverdi, Women’s Health Advocate and First CA 5 Commissioner. Alejandra shares her perspective on being BRCA positive, her family’s battle with breast cancer, and the importance of access to quality healthcare.
Alejandra is a public figure and a media executive who worked as a former White House aide under President Obama and ran for US Congress in early 2017.
We sat down with Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, to discuss the most pressing healthcare issues facing employers today and how deploying holistic well-being strategies can strengthen the workforce.
This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Vanessa De Luca, editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine, has an empowering conversation with Angela Benton about her inspirational breast cancer story. Angela Benton is a pioneer, a businesswoman, a cancer survivor, and a mother of three. She shares how having breast cancer at the age of 34 has changed her life and talks about valuable lessons learned in entrepreneurship and building a more sustainable life after setbacks.
On this episode of Sequenced, we talk to Katherine Wilemon, founder and CEO of the FH Foundation, and Dr. Jill Hagenkord, Color’s Chief Medical Officer, about Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), an inherited high cholesterol disorder. Katherine and Dr. Hagenkord discuss what differentiates FH from garden variety high cholesterol, why FH is underdiagnosed in the U.S., and how an FH diagnosis can impact an individual’s family members.
The FH Foundation is a patient-centered nonprofit...
On this special episode of Sequenced, Dr. Brawley and Dr. Len, Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, of the American Cancer Society join us to discuss the newsworthiness of cancer research, cancer prevention strategies, and the future of healthcare. Our moderator is Leena Rao a technology reporter based in San Francisco. The American Cancer Society is committed to freeing the world from cancer and is focused on cancer research, sharing expert perspectives, and increasing...
Dr. Carlos Bustamante, Professor of Biomedical Data Science and Genetics at Stanford and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, shares his insights on population genetics and analyzing genome-wide patterns of variation to address fundamental questions in biology, anthropology, and medicine.
Dr. Eric Topol, Professor of Genomics at The Scripps Research Institute and one of the world's foremost experts in digital medicine, discusses the digital health revolution and how technology is changing the way that consumers manage their healthcare. Topol is author of the books The Creative Destruction of Medicine and The Patient Will See You Now and editor in chief of Medscape. He was voted the Most Influential Physician Executive in a poll by Modern Healthcare.
Paige More (AKA 'Paige Previvor') and her mother Robin speak with Abby Cuffey of Woman's Day about Paige's experience testing positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation at age 24, and what being a previvor means to her and her family.
Greg Simon, Director of the Biden Cancer Initiative and previously the Executive Director of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, discusses the impetus behind Cancer Moonshot and how the public and private sectors can collaborate to accelerate progress toward cancer cures.
On this episode of Sequenced, we talk to Lindsay Avner, Founder and CEO of Bright Pink, about her journey as a BRCA mutation carrier, why she founded Bright Pink, and how women can be advocates for their own health.