Scientist↔Survivor Program Advocate Stories
A retired educator diagnosed with multiple myeloma researched her illness and now uses social media to help others.
She had symptoms for nine months and never thought it could be cancer. This ovarian cancer survivor, now in remission, takes an active role in making treatment decisions.
Lori Marx-Rubiner views research as the key to new treatments that balance control of her cancer with a high quality of life.
School counselor Diane Nathaniel creates communities for herself and those around her in Brooklyn and beyond. Her colon cancer diagnosis at the age of 44 led her to patient advocacy.
After her own fight against cancer, Melanie Nix works to help other breast cancer patients and advocates in support of cancer research.
When his melanoma spread, Bob turned to a clinical trial of an investigational, local immunotherapy called T-Vec.
After surviving ovarian cancer nearly two decades ago, Dicey Scroggins has worked to support others diagnosed with these often hard to detect cancers.
Brain cancer survivor Lanette Veres sends cards and packages to others with the disease. She believes no one should face cancer alone.
Diagnosed with a rare “not-yet-curable” blood cancer, Jack Whelan turned to clinical trials and forward-looking science as his best treatment options.
Desirée serves as a patient advocate by openly speaking about her diagnoses to audiences both nationally and internationally, reviewing research protocols and working with research teams.