Stupid Cancer visits UNC Lineberger as part of nationwide road trip

Stupid Cancer, a nonprofit organization focused on young adult cancer awareness, visited the N.C. Cancer Hospital on April 11 as part of its nationwide advocacy tour. The Stupid Cancer Road Trip is a grassroots campaign aiming to increase awareness of young adult cancer throughout the country. While stopping in major U.S. cities, Kenny Kane and John Sabia tour cancer centers, host special events and get to know the local cancer communities.

During its stop in the North Carolina triangle area, Stupid Cancer toured the N.C. Cancer Hospital - the clinical home of UNC Lineberger - and hosted an event in Durham where young adult cancer survivors and members of the cancer community could tell their stories, connect with others and hear what Stupid Cancer is doing to help. 

Jean Sellers, RN, MSN, clinical administrative director of the UNC Cancer Network, spoke with Stupid Cancer about patient care at UNC Lineberger. “We try to ensure that patients who are diagnosed with cancer have a place that they can come and to have programs that enable them to go through the process and not have to go through it alone,” said Sellers.  

Stupid Cancer was founded in 2007 by young adult cancer survivor Matthew Zachary. The organization's mission is to empower young adults with cancer by establishing a strong community, improving quality of life, and providing meaningful survivorship. 

Watch the video below to learn more about Stupid Cancer's visit.