Book release soon! Jade Gangster: Chronically Illin’

Dr. Christabel Cheung’s first book is an autobiographical fiction that inks her custom tag on a life disrupted by two diagnoses of cancer (Hodgkin lymphoma) in her thirties. Based on her true story, Jade Gangster is an alter ego who bangs on cancer and every challenge it brings. Cancer isn’t funny, but it does have a sense of humor. [photo …

My first sole-authored article in a scientific journal

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 a young person facing the devastation of a cancer diagnosis. Definitely worth surviving cancer twice to …

CNN got my embodied research covered

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 for adolescent and young adult cancer patients. …

It’s DOCTOR Jade Gangster, if ya nasty

On June 16, 2017, Malcolm dog and I walked in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs graduation ceremony at Royce Hall to mark my completion of a 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 …

Black girl cancer magic

Young Black women get cancer too! I’m honored to ink this laugh-cry-laugh-cry story of Chellese Parker and Iman Perry to tell you how it is… The fact that their table was the only one with a grip of young POC cancer patients at CancerCON, made me ask to join them – for all the same reasons why Black kids in …