Out of Patients with Matthew Zachary

Out of Patients with Matthew Zachary

A podcast that calls out all sorts of stupid BS in healthcare through raw conversations about advocacy, heroism, and the audacity of health. It is the voice of patient advocacy.

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Broadly Speaking: The One with Dr. Corrie Painter

Dr. Corrie Painter is an 11-year survivor of primary breast angiosarcoma, diagnosed initially at 36 while married and raising two very young children. As the Founder of the nonprofit Angiosarcoma Awareness and the Associate Director of Operations and Scientific Outreach for the Broad Institute, she dedicates her life to cancer advocacy and research by engaging with metastatic breast cancer and angiosarcoma patents on groundbreaking genomic initiatives. This is a hell of a story, folks, with a 140-year old easter egg buried in there. Have a listen and enjoy the show.
April 20, 2021

VAX ON: Vaccinnin’ and Quarandreamin’

In this episode of VAXON, Matthew Zachary and Elura Nanos discuss COVID nightmares, cruise line-CDC quarrels, and a new website that does vaccine appointment finding for you. They also break down the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause and a new development in HIV vaccine research.
April 15, 2021

The One with Dr. Craig Lipset

On the show today —> The venerable Dr. Craig Lipset, a storied luminary in the annals of clinical trial innovation — and I mean innovation with a Capital I. (None of that lower case crap happening here on my watch) Craig is the Founder of Clinical Innovation Partners and the Co-Founder of Decentralized Trials & Research Alliance (DTRA), and a proud expatriated Long Islander who pronounces Rutgers the proper way and has a penchant for Wegmans. He ticks every box. He's also been at the literal forefront of clinical trial research and development for over 30 years. Warning that the following episode may contain explicit acronyms and an overdose of syllables.
April 13, 2021

VAX ON: Vaxcations, Passport Legality, Human Error, and COVID Test Nudging

In this episode of VAXON, Matthew Zachary and Elura Nanos relish in the wake of their own personal family "vaxcations," discuss a major "oopsie" in vaccine prodiction (ahem: Emergent BioSolutions), proclaim theundisputed legality of vaccine passports, and share some guidance on helping the effort for mass testing
April 8, 2021

Hurts So Good: Stacy Hurt Takes No Prisoners

On the show today —> Stacey Hurt, stage IV colon cancer survivor healthcare advocate, health/tech influencer, and caregiver to intellectually and developmentally disabled son Emmett. If you look up "passionate and outspoken "in the dictionary, Stacy's face will be front and center. She is the epitome of the "take no prisoners" voice of the people raging every day for empathy in medicine, caregiver support, invisible disability awareness, patient experience, and more. Prepare to laugh. Prepare to cry. This is Stacy Hurt.
April 6, 2021

VAX ON: Misinformation, Tourist Enticements, and ‘Impending Doom’

In this episode of VAXON, Matthew Zachary and Karen Salt Marinelli (sitting in for Elura Nanos) discuss side effects with second vaccine doses, false claims of vaccine deaths, and CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky’s warning of ‘impending doom.’ They also discuss how many countries around the globe are attracting tourists with very generous travel packages and discounts.
April 1, 2021

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Out of Patients with Matthew Zachary

Today's healthcare conversations are too polite. We're here to fix all that. Hosted by Matthew Zachary, a 25-year brain cancer survivor, and the Founder of Stupid Cancer, Out of Patients with Matthew Zachary is a podcast that calls out all sorts of stupid BS in healthcare through raw conversations about advocacy, heroism, and the audacity of health.
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Matthew Zachary

Matthew Zachary

My name is Matthew Zachary. I am your advocate.

Why? Because when you enter the "Shit Happens" store, there's no one to greet you. I spent most of my 20s in that store. For those like me, who are lucky enough to have completed their shopping, I believe it to be incumbent upon us to become the greeters we wished we had.

In 2007, I founded Stupid Cancer and gave birth to the young adult cancer movement. The Stupid Cancer Show broke all the rules and gave a voice to millions.

And now it's time to go OffScrip. Join me on this new adventure as I continue to galvanize the patient voice, blow up the status quo, and make big dents in the universe.

After all, we are all very fortunate to not have ordinary lives.

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