Category Archives: Career

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 […]

[Warrior Wednesday] Thanks for the shout, Stupid Cancer!

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Name: Christabel Cheung Connection to Stupid Cancer: I’m a two-time cancer survivor (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) and a doctoral student at UCLA doing research on young adult cancer survivorship. Guilty Pleasure: Escaping to the beach with my dog, Malcolm, and Mint Galactica Coconut Bliss ice cream. Super Hero Name & Power: My superhero name would be Jade […]

Flexed Half My Lungs on The Stupid Cancer Show

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I just got interviewed by Matthew Zachary​ for The Stupid Cancer Show’s Survivor Spotlight – flexing my I-still-got-half-my-lungs strength, to ramble on for way too long on the front end​. Slightly embarrassing. But there it is now – up in the SoundCloud permasphere. Matthew is a cancer gangster himself, plus the CEO of Stupid Cancer​, a nonprofit […]

Believe That–Researching AYA Cancer with Dr. Brad Zebrack

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When I first thought about pursuing a PhD on surviving young adult cancer, I checked out what had already been done, Googling “young adult cancer survivorship,” “young adult cancer psychosocial,” and “aya cancer social work.” (AYA stands for adolescent and young adult.) The first search term produced 4 out of the first 10 articles authored by […]

5 Years Ago – I Officially Got Cancer

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Five years ago today, I got the call. I was with my co-worker, standing in line at the post office, tucked inside the cellar of Macy’s department store in downtown San Francisco, waiting to ship materials for a leadership training that I was planning to lead in D.C. the following week. I was an ambitious 32-year-old […]