Hear candid conversations between people conquering cancer – patients, their family and friends, and doctors and researchers working to help us all.
A Grandmother's Legacy
As a girl, Dr. Brastianos’s mother told her stories of the grandmother she never knew: a medical student who diagnosed her own fatal breast cancer. The legend of her grandmother, who practiced medicine even in her final days, inspired Brastianos to become an oncologist and physician scientist.
A Mother's Wish
When Dr. Brastianos was in medical school, her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.
"And there we began the journey of her chemotherapy, her surgeries, her radiation. And I knew that I wanted to change the course of oncology because of the suffering that came with cancer," recalls Dr. Brastianos.
Her mother told her to be bold and to follow her dreams. And in her final days she offered a challenge to Dr. Brastianos and her brother.
"She made us promise that we were going to find better treatments for patients with cancer," says Dr. Brastianos.
Now a leading researcher, Dr. Brastianos is keeping that promise.