Our MBC Life

Amplifying voices, sharing realities

This is Our MBC Life. A podcast dedicated to exploring life with metastatic breast cancer from the perspective of us, the people living with this disease and the experts who partner with us to help make our lives better. Brought to you by SHARE Cancer Support where we believe no one should face MBC alone.

Report Back from SABCS

Our MBC life highlights the early stage and metastatic breast cancer research discussed in SHARE’s Report Back from SABCS program with Dr. Neil Iyengar of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

We Remember Chawnte

In the final episode of season one, Our MBC Life remembers co-host Chawnte Randall, who passed away from metastatic breast cancer in November of 2020.

GRASP: Guiding Researchers and Advocates to Scientific Partnerships

Our MBC Life co-host Natalia Green sits down with Christine Hodgdon and Julia Maués, co-founders of GRASP (Guiding Researchers and Advocates to Scientific Partnerships) to discuss bridging the gap between researchers and MBC advocates in the pursuit of better research connections.


Learn more about the Patient-Centered Dosing Initiative (“The Right Dose “) with MBC advocate and author, Anne Loeser and Dr. Aditya Bardia, Attending Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

#InclusionPledge One Year Later

Co-hosts Sheila McGlown and Lisa Laudico have a conversation with Maimah Karmo, founder of the Tigerlily Foundation along with Christine Hodgdon and Julia Maues, co-founders of GRASP, to find out what has happened since the launch of the #InclusionPledge and find out more about the #KnowMoreDisparities and #PullUpASeat initiatives.

Just Gotta SHARE November

Listen to Our MBC Life’s “Just Gotta SHARE” listener roundup of the month. We are wishing all of our listeners a safe and happy holiday season.

Working While Living with MBC

Producers and co-hosts, Victoria Goldberg and Anne Woodward, facilitate a discussion with two women who have continued to work while raising young children and living with MBC. In addition, we sat down for a conversation with the CEO of SHARE Cancer Support, Carol Evans.

Parenting While Living with MBC

Hear about the challenges and accomplishments of those parenting while living with MBC from different perspectives, including insights from co-host Natalia Green.

Interview with Adiba Barney

Co-host Natalia Green sits down with the inspiring MBC advocate and author of “When Life Hands You Cactuses, Make Margaritas,” Adiba Barney.

Re-release - Our Inaugural Episode

Join us as we revisit our inaugural episode with Maimah Karmo of the Tigerlily Foundation to discuss the creation and importance of the #InclusionPledge.

Just Gotta SHARE - Trailblazer

Join us for our third Trailblazer of the Month, Tiah Tomlin and My Style Matters. Co-host, Jersi Baker interviews Tiah about how she started her foundation and how they are working with individuals living with MBC, early-stage breast cancer patients and caregivers in the Greater Atlanta area.

We Remember

In this very special episode, listeners join our hosts and podcast team in sharing remembrances of friends and loved ones who, due to MBC, are no longer with us.

All About Lobular Breast Cancer

Join us for an engaging hour with the new Executive Director of the LBCA, Laurie Hutcheson, the LBCA Scientific Advisory Board Founder and Chair, Dr. Steffi Oesterreich, and Dr. Adrian V. Lee, who with Dr. Oesterreich runs the Lee/Oesterreich lab. We discuss why ILC (Invasive Lobular Cancer) is so hard to research and what looks promising for the future.

Bonus Episode - Kate Petrides

In honor of Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Lisa Laudico is joined by special guest co-host Emily Veach to interview Kate Petrides, who has been an MBC Advocate since her early-stage breast cancer diagnosis in 2012 at age 25.

Male Breast Cancer & Remembering Ryan Keith

Join co-hosts Kirby Lewis and Lisa Laudico for our interview with Male Breast Cancer advocate, Michael Singer, and Kate Keith, widow of Male MBC advocate, Ryan Keith.

Ricki Fairley and TOUCH, The Black Cancer Alliance

Join us for our talk with Ricki Fairley, founder of TOUCH Black Breast Cancer Alliance – who is one of those incredible early stage advocates working hard to make a difference for Black breast cancer and for everyone in the MBC Community.

Mets Monday Advocate Spotlight on Katherine O’Brien

Kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we interview Katherine O’Brien, a leading force in MBC advocacy since her diagnosis in 2009.

Just Gotta SHARE September

Join us for a new Just Gotta SHARE (JGS) podcast highlighting the voices of the podcast listeners and this month’s guests.

Dept. of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program

Dr. Gayle Vaday, Program Manager of the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs focused on Breast Cancer, joins co-host Sheila McGlown and Lisa Laudico for a conversation on this important funder of MBC Research.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Dr. Dorraya El-Ashry, the Chief Scientific Officer for the Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF), joins host Lisa Laudico to discuss the many exciting MBC research initiatives that BCRF is undertaking.

Metavivor and #LightupMBC

Co-host Chawnte Randall interviews Metavivor's new President, Jamil Rivers, the first Black President of an MBC organization, to discuss the many ways Metavivor fundraises for much needed MBC Research & the way this foundation evaluates research grants.

The Cancer Couch

Join us for a look into the legacy and work of Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera and The Cancer Couch Foundation with her husband and new Executive Director, Tom Scalera. The conversation covers advocacy, fundraising for MBC Research, and living with grief during COVID.

Just Gotta SHARE August

Join us for our first podcast highlighting the voices of you, our listeners, this month, and a special introduction to the Our MBC Life team, who all are living with MBC while making this podcast.

Nancy U. Lin, MD

Dr. Nancy Lin, the Director of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, joins Lisa Laudico and co-host, Chawnte Randall, for a conversation on the issues with brain mets, the latest research and trials for brain mets, Dr. Lin's reflections on tele-health and COVID-19.

Brain Mets Advocates

Meet two leading MBC advocates who are focused on addressing issues related to Brain Mets and MBC. Christine Hodgdon and Nunny Reece speak with Lisa Laudico on the MBC Alliance Marina Kaplan Project, living with Brain Mets, treatment side effects, advocacy, mental health, and more.

Meet 3 Black Docs

Dr. Karen, Dr. Zanetta, and Dr. Tiffany bring their professional take on our ongoing conversation about racial disparities in healthcare and addressing structural barriers that lead to disparities in treatments and outcomes.

A Conversation with Emily

Listen to host Lisa Laudico and Emily’s conversation from January, 2020, as we continue to honor her life and legacy. Emily inspired the hosts of Our MBC Life to create this podcast and we want to help fulfill her goal.

Honoring Emily

Join our conversation with Emily’s husband, Christian Garnett, and her dear friend and fellow MBC advocate, Abigail Johnston, as we discuss Emily's legacy projects, grief, caregiver supports, and mental health, as we remember Emily, who passed away in March 2020 after living with MBC for 2.5 years.

Racial Disparities in Healthcare

In this episode we speak with leading MBC advocates, Sheila McGlown and Chawnte Randall, and with the social media breast cancer leaders, Jasmine Souers and Marissa Thomas of For The Breast Of US about their own experiences and how they advocate for their own treatment and for those in their communities.

Voices Challenging Racial Disparities in MBC and Healthcare

In this first episode, our conversation with two women, Jersi Baker and Maimah Karmo, discusses how they’re using their voices to ask questions, challenge norms, and demand a change to who is sitting at the table and striving to create racial equity in the MBC and BC community.

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