Author Archives: Jade Gangster

It’s #PetAppreciation Week

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Flashback to when @TheMalcolmDog guest blogged… GangsterLog 01.02.2013 – Years ago, her shapes began to get smaller, softer and more bendy. It didn’t spook me, but it did get harder to know her from a distance at the park. I got used to it though. She was now the slow-moving, hunched-over, puffy jacket with the […]

Young Cancer Patients as Future Leaders in the Global Knowledge Economy

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Hyped and humbled about publishing my first sole-authored article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. I am immensely grateful to my mentors and colleagues for their feedback and encouragement that made this contribution possible. I hope that my scholarship will one day improve the life of a young person facing the devastation of a cancer diagnosis. […]

#WorldCancerDay

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To all cancer patients who wish to simply be seen, without judgment of whether they are glass half-full or half-empty people. Flashback from my last trip to Tahoe, before lung damage from radiation set in and has since kept me from adventures at altitude. Big thanks to Aileen & Jimmy Chu for making that final […]

CNN Got My Embodied Research Covered!

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Honored and humbled to contribute both my embodied research and personal experiences with cancer technologies in this CNN story by Susan Scutti. Congrats to Teen Cancer America on their 2017 Global AYA Cancer Congress success. I’m looking forward to 2018, when our global squad will meet in Sydney, Australia, to keep working on better outcomes […]

It’s DOCTA Jade Gangsta, If Ya Nasty

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On June 16, 2017, Malcolm dog and I walked in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs graduation ceremony at Royce Hall. I finished my PhD in Social Welfare! My dissertation was entitled, Occupied with Cancer: Trajectories of Employment/Education and Psychological Distress among Socioculturally Diverse Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients. When I began doctoral studies at […]