Start Here / Never Stop Podcast: Andrew Schorr '71
UNC School of Media and Journalism alumnus Andrew Schorr '71 is a medical journalist and the founder of Patient Power, a resource hub that supports and connects cancer patients, caregivers, medical centers and other advocacy organizations.
He was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 1996. Through his participation in a clinical trial, he has enjoyed a deep and lasting remission. In 2011, he was diagnosed with a second cancer, myelofibrosis. An oral "oncogene inhibitor" medicine allows him to live a normal life.
Schorr has been a patient education pioneer since 1984 and is the board chair of The Patient Empowerment Foundation based in Geneva. He has also hosted and helped produce several thousand webcasts and expert video interviews for patients who have cancer.
He now lives in San Diego and guides a team across the United States and Europe and helps lead a new initiative, "Precision Medicine for Me," in collaboration with several for-profit and non-profit organizations.
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