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Read inspiring stories from cancer survivors to learn how research is transforming patient care and saving lives.

Running Toward the Defeat of Ovarian Cancer

Kimberly Richardson

Kimberly's life was rocked when she was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. She became an advocate for her health and then for others faced with cancer.

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Living in the Moment With Metastatic Colon Cancer

Howard Brown

For two-time cancer survivor and advocate Howard Brown of Birmingham, Michigan, research provides hope while he lives with metastatic disease.

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Surviving Metastatic Breast Cancer; Advocating for Other Cancer Patients

Christine Hodgdon

Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 34, Christine's cancer journey took her from asking "What did I do wrong?" to "What can I do now?"

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A Driving Force

Mark Good

Mark Good uses every avenue to spread the news about prostate cancer.

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Challenging the Odds of Recurrent Leukemia

Sergio Ramirez

When Sergio Ramirez's acute lymphoblastic leukemia recurred, he turned to an investigational immunotherapy to defy his poor prognosis.

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On Cancer and Identity

Liza Bernstein

The first time Liza Bernstein was diagnosed with cancer, she wouldn’t allow it to be part of her identity. After her third cancer diagnosis, she became an advocate for other patients.

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Fighting Childhood Cancer with Targeted Therapy

Emma Levine

After months of aggressive treatment that failed to halt their daughter's cancer, Emma Levine’s parents turned to a clinical trial for an investigational treatment targeting the mutation driving their daughter’s cancer.

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Clinical Trials: An African American Survivor’s Experience

Melvin Mann

Chronic myelogenous leukemia survivor Melvin Mann reflects on the benefits and the logistical challenges of his participation in a clinical trial.

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Rabbi Ben David

Rabbi Ben David

Rabbi Ben David was comfortable in his role of helping those in need, but he had to rely on others after his lymphoma diagnosis. The marathon runner has returned to an active life one step at a time.

Read more in Cancer Today magazine
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