Behind the Breakthroughs
The Your Stories Podcast

Hear candid conversations between people conquering cancer – patients, their family and friends, and doctors and researchers working to help us all.

Susan Braun and William Coulbourne together at ASCO Annual Meeting
Headshot of Jane Coulbourne
Behind the Breakthroughs
The Legacy of Jane Reese-Coulbourne
The late Jane Reese-Coulbourne turned cancer into an opportunity to help others. Jane’s husband, William, and her friend, Susan Braun, MA, FASCO, proudly recall Jane’s work to transform patient care and their commitment to fulfill her final wish. The conversation touches on the toll cancer takes on caregivers, as well.

In Sickness and in Health

After receiving a Stage III breast cancer diagnosis, Jane qualified for a clinical trial. Her husband shares how the combination of experimental drugs and chemotherapy left Jane exhausted and sick but ultimately caused her tumor to disappear, allowing her many years to work on behalf of others.

“I knew she was a strong person,” William said, “but I didn't know how she would deal with something like this.”

From nausea to hair loss, William shares a spouse’s viewpoint of conquering cancer.

From Patient to Patient Advocate

Once the trial was complete, Jane focused her renewed energy on advocating for research and helping other patients. She built a reputation as a leading patient advocate and changemaker.

“She was so incisive in looking at the data, looking at treatments, and in looking at what we would really need to cure breast cancer,” says Susan.

Your Stories
Clinical Trials and Tribulations

In this episode, people who loved the late Jane Reese-Coulbourne – her husband and her dear friend – celebrate her life and share both the joys and struggles of caring for a loved one during cancer treatment.

During [Jane’s] treatment was a scary, scary time, as well as interesting. We learned a lot about each other at that point.
William Coulbourne