Jan 7, 2022
In Season 2 Episode 3, we are excited to sit down and discuss the importance of patient and community advocacy, and what it means to have the expertise of these powerful voices at the table when it comes to research and cancer-health equity. For this special episode we sat down with survivors and advocates: Bridgette Hempstead, founder of Cierra Sisters; Diane Mapes, Writer/Journalist for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (and Twitter influencer); and Ben Young, Director of Marketing and Grants for the Communities of Color Coalition. Each shared their own cancer journeys, lived experience, and their expertise on health equity, cancer care, and what it means to truly engage with the patient community. The most critical component of community-engaged outreach and research is the COMMUNITY itself.