1990s Cancer: AOL or Bust with Steve Friedman

Out of Patients with Matthew Zachary

1990s Cancer: AOL or Bust with Steve Friedman

June 29, 2021

1990s Cancer: AOL or Bust with Steve Friedman

On the show today, my brother from another mother — Steve Friedman, is the Senior Advisor of Operations for SEER at the National Cancer Institute. (We’ll get into all the acronyms later in the show because I know you’re looking forward to that.) Steve was diagnosed back in the 1990s with testicular cancer while in his 20s – so brings with him a profound perspective of progress, not just for young adult cancer, but for cancer policy, research, and institutional growth at the Federal level. While all those free AOL CDs back then drove us crazy, Steve put them to good use and found a community of his peers using what we decided to call “dial-up support.” His storied career as a public servant, nonprofit leader, and cancer advocate isn’t just inspiring; it’s a perfect example of how we can make the most of the time that has been given to us. Enjoy the show.

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