Believe in Progress features conversations with cancer survivors, patient advocates, and leading researchers and physician-scientists. Hosted by Mitch Stoller, Chief Philanthropic Officer of the AACR, each episode highlights the importance of lifesaving cancer research and its impact on real people who have been touched by the disease.

Episode 8: Screening for Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

In this episode, Mitch talks with Dr. Marianne Ritchie, a gastroenterologist at Jefferson Health and proponent of screening as a key way to prevent colorectal cancer.

Episode 7: Finding Help to Battle Anxiety and Depression

Mitch speaks with Marcus Smith II, a professional athlete, philanthropist, and entrepreneur dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding mental health, especially in professional sports. This important conversation coincides with Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

Episode 6: Swim Across America for Cancer Research

In this episode, Mitch talks to Rob Butcher and Matt Vossler of Swim Across America, a nonprofit founded in 1987 that raises funds for cancer research, treatment, and survivorship programs through open-water swimming events.

Episode 5: How to Maintain a Positive Attitude

Mitch talks to Sarah Happy, a two-time cancer survivor, about her experiences with cancer survivorship and her illnesses, and their treatment remains a significant presence in her life.

Episode 4: Surviving and Thriving After Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Mitch talks with triple-negative breast cancer survivor and thriver Ricki Fairley. They discuss Ricki’s efforts to reduce the breast cancer mortality rate for Black women. Listen and subscribe today.

Episode 3: Shining Brightly, Finding Resilience and Hope

Technology entrepreneur Howard Brown, a two-time stage IV cancer patient, survivor, and advocate, shares the keys to leading a resilient life with hope with Mitch, in this episode of Believe in Progress.

Episode 2: Trevor Maxwell – Man Up to Cancer

Trevor Maxwell talks with Mitch about his cancer journey. Trevor, 45, has been living with stage IV colon cancer since March 2018.

Episode 1: The Power of Hope in the Face of Adversity

In Episode 1 of Believe in Progress: an AACR Foundation Podcast: host Mitch Stoller, Chief Philanthropic Officer of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), talks with acclaimed singer Lauren Hart about her cancer journey.

Believe in Progress

Trailer: American Association for Cancer Research Chief Philanthropic Officer Mitch Stoller hosts Believe in Progress: An AACR Foundation Podcast.