Matthew Zachary

Patient Leader

Matthew Zachary is a community builder and storyteller. After surviving end-stage brain cancer, he ignited a global movement of cancer renegades united in advocating for choice, equity, and a dignified path to a productive life. As the Founder of Stupid Cancer, Inc., Matthew is considered to be one of the most influential thought leaders and patient advocates in healthcare. With a passion for connecting people and agitating the status quo, his legacy is to have galvanized the patient voice and challenged conventional wisdom about the art of survivorship. Matthew is also an award-winning podcaster, recording artist, and acclaimed concert pianist. Learn more at


New York, NY


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