INTERLUDE Podcast

102. Christina Kosyla (Living With a Rare Tumor)

On today’s episode, I am speaking with Christina Kosyla. In 2018, Christina was diagnosed with a very rare tumor called a desmoid tumor (also known as Desmoid-Type Fibromatosis). These are rare tumors that grow from the connective tissue in your body. In her late 20s, Christina noticed a decrease in her range of motion especially…

101. Marissa Thomas (Breast Cancer Survivor and Co-Founder of For The Breast Of Us)

On today’s episode, I am speaking with Marissa Thomas. Marissa was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 at the age of 35. As she went through treatment, she turned to social media to connect with other women and found that there was no dedicated online community for women of color. In 2019, she attended the…

100. Updates in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

On today’s solo episode, I am sharing updates in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). TNBC accounts for about 10-15% of all breast cancer and is an aggressive subtype. I talk about general treatment for TNBC, updates to early stage breast cancer including addition of immunotherapy with pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and use of PARP inhibitors (olaparib- Lynparza).…