Tune to C-Sessions with your host, Randall Broad as he interviews C. Anthony “Tony” Blau, M.D. and Founder/CEO of All4Cure. C-Session will air Wednesday, November 4th at 4 p.m.
Here are a few areas in which All4Cure aims to make a difference:
- Sharing, Learning, Curing = Learning from each patient’s experience for the benefit of all other patients.
- Access to an external network of expertise and a large database of the treatments and outcomes of hundreds and eventually tens of thousands of patients.
- Democratizing access to expert level care irrespective of geographic barriers.
- Initial focus on multiple myeloma, and eventually all cancer.
Tony founded All4Cure after 27-years as a Professor of Medicine/Hematology and physician scientist at the University of Washington (UW). His research has spanned hematopoiesis, gene therapy, stem cell biology, genomics and cancer, consistently focusing on bringing the very latest research advances to patients with heretofore incurable diseases. At UW, he founded the Center for Cancer Innovation, which brings together a distributed network of investigators to help patients with advanced cancer. Tony co-founded the UW Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine and chaired the Molecular and Cellular Hematology Study Section for the National Institutes of Health. He has authored more than 85 scientific publications. Diagnosed himself with myeloma in April 2015, Tony infuses All4Cure with an incredible sense of urgency to improve the prospects for cancer patients now and in the future.
Tune in to C-Sessions. . .with Randall Broad every Wednesday at 4 p.m. as he interviews patients, physicians, pharmaceutical, policy experts and others fighting for your rights to the answers you need.
In 2008, Randall was diagnosed with Stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC.) Following his ‘deemed inoperable’ surgery, the surgeon’s prognosis was a bleak one. He was told, “You best get your things in order.” With this directive, Randall set about “re-ordering” his life by reprioritizing his values. First on the list was his family; to have them know each other in a meaningful way.
Next on the relationship ‘to do’ list was his extended cancer family with focus on support, communication, and inspiration. Twelve years following his lifestyle reboot, he continues amongst the living and sharing healing stories.
The cancer journey led Broad to chronicle key learnings for posterity sake. What materialized was the Amazon best seller, It’s an Extraordinary Life – Don’t Miss It. The book has since opened the door to the world of professional speaking and full-time healthcare advocacy. The take away from this experience was to realize how much people engage by listening to stories…real life stories that touch on the fabric of life.
Last year, Broad subsequently created the program, C-Sessions. The goal, supporting cancer patients in their journey by creating a healthcare-focused program designed to improve communication and collaboration between Patients and their Healthcare Provider. The bottom-line, to improve outcomes.