Today, our guest is Pittsburgh Steelers star defensive lineman Cam Heyward. Cam is a three-time Pro Bowler and has twice been selected as a first-team All Pro. His Dad, ‘IronHead’ Craig Heyward, was also a Pro Bowler in his 11-year NFL career. Unfortunately, Craig was diagnosed with cancer that ended his career at age 32. He eventually passed away at just 39 years old. Today, we chat with Cam about growing up with a Dad in the NFL, advice he’d give to anyone else with a parent going through cancer, and how his Dad’s passing motivated him to give back.
Today, our guest is Dr. Jamie Spangler. Dr. Spangler, of The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, who received a V Scholar grant from the V Foundation in 2018. Her lab is hard at work developing new therapeutics that will activate the immune system against cancer. Today, we talk with Dr. Spangler about the path that led her to the field of cancer research, why the research her team is working on is so exciting and where she sees cancer research heading in the future.
Susan Braun has spent decades as an advocate for cancer research. During this episode, we discuss how she first decided to get into the field, what excites her most about the work being done by the V Foundation today and where she sees cancer research going in the future. Thanks for listening!
During this episode, your hosts Samantha and Mick introduce you to the V Foundation for Cancer Research and what to expect during future episodes. Enjoy!