2021 has already been “a lot” in internet meme-speak, and we’ve only just seen the end of January. In all of the digital exhaust on COVID vaccination(s), insurgency at the Capitol, and “is Biden doing things right, or nah?” the issue of cancer research seems buried under the fog. That’s not to say that the […]
Casey Quinlan covered her share of medical stories as a TV news field producer, and used healthcare as part of her observational comedy set as a standup comic. So when she got a breast cancer diagnosis five days before Christmas in 2007, she used her research, communication, and comedy skills to navigate treatment, and wrote “Cancer for Christmas: Making the Most of a Daunting Gift” about managing medical care, and the importance of health literate self-advocacy. In addition to her ongoing work as a journalist, she’s a popular speaker and thought leader on healthcare system transformation from the ground up.