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Share Your Story: Phil Lister

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Share Your Story: Phil Lister

July 29, 2022

Share Your Story: Phil Lister

Philip Lister is an adult and child psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Liza, the second of their three children died 25 years ago at age six after a two-year journey with cancer. Dr. Lister works in private practice, often with families facing loss or severe medical illness. He also teaches the art of psychotherapy at Columbia and Mount Sinai medical centers. He is a therapist in the Phase 3 study of MDMA-assisted therapy for the treatment of PTSD.

  • 03:24: Could this be leukemia?  
  • 05:09: She had acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  
  • 07:35: We didn’t want to give her too much information. 
  • 09:15: I trust that her curiosity was respected.  
  • 12:02: Is it something that we could have protected her from? 
  • 14:32: Did you go forward with the clinical trial? 
  • 16:10: Liza lost her hair.  
  • 17:36: The next bump in the road was that she got a fungal infection.  
  • 20:36: How old was Liza at this point?  
  • 22:46: What did that treatment look like?  
  • 26:42: How long did that go on? 
  • 28:51: I remember she was very endearing when she first saw this booth. 
  • 30:11: Was there ever a point where you knew that she was not going to survive?  
  • 32:01: How did Liza respond?  
  • 35:57: She had accumulated many, many cows at one point. 
  • 36:57: How old was your other daughter during this? 
  • 40:42: I think it’s time that I’m dying, and I want you to know that I love you.  
  • 42:06: If you could only do one thing to improve health care in the U.S., what would it be and why? 
  • 43:49: Thriver Rapid Fire Questions.  
  • 45:52: Aside from Cancer U, what’s one resource you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers? 

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