Mayer and Knafl featured on StoryCorps

Professors Kathleen Knafl and Deb Mayer were featured on the “Your Stories: Conquering Cancer” series, a mini-podcast series by the ASCO Foundation recorded in collaboration with StoryCorps.

From the ASCO Foundation:

Decades ago, when Deb Mayer began her career as an oncology nurse, a cancer diagnosis was discussed in a whisper. Few treatments existed to extend a patient’s life, and survivors were not a patient population the oncology community considered.

Fast forward 40 years. The hard conversations about life and death no longer elude us. Mayer learned first-hand what it feels like for a patient with cancer to consider the worst – she too is a survivor. As the only nurse appointed to former Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, Mayer shares with friend and colleague, Kathy Knafl, why she lends her voice to the ever-growing group of conquerors in need of information and guidance on life after cancer. We hear from Deb first.

You can listen to their discussion, “When Cancer Is Your Career: A conversation between friends,” here.