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Home Patients, Caregivers, and Advocates Survivors

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

Working to Make a Difference in the Fight Against Cancer

Working to Make a Difference in the Fight Against Cancer

Diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma 30 years ago, childhood cancer survivor Meghan Costello is an advocate for cancer research to end pediatric cancers.

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Overcoming Ovarian Cancer: A Personal Story of Resilience and Growth

Shraddha Pandey

Facing a daunting diagnosis and treatment, Shraddha Pandey’s cancer journey led to a transformative experience of personal growth.

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Brandi Benson: A Journey to Chart a Different Course

Brandi Benson: A Journey to Chart a Different Course

Stunned by her diagnosis of Ewing sarcoma, Brandi fought to change her narrative and carry a message of hope to others.

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Overcoming Metastatic Cancer

Overcoming Metastatic Cancer

Toni English was determined to beat the poor prognosis after being diagnosed with stage 4 mucosal melanoma.

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Running to Honor Her Mother

Running to Honor Her Mother

Vowing to continue her mother’s valiant battle against cancer, Regina joined the AACR Runners for Research team to raise awareness and funds for cancer research at the AACR Philadelphia Marathon.

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Triumphant Thriver: Empowering Others Through Breast Cancer Advocacy

Triumphant Thriver: Empowering Others Through Breast Cancer Advocacy

After overcoming stage 3 breast cancer, 11-year survivor Jess Whorton became a healthcare and survivorship advocate.

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Living with Metastatic Lung Cancer

Living with Metastatic Lung Cancer

Gregory O’Brien is striving for a high quality life while living with stage 4 lung cancer.

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Determined to Beat Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Determined to Beat Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Diagnosed with AML at the age of 20, Carson Mapes continues to fight her cancer.

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An Inspiration to Others

Kay Kays

Kay Kays, a 30-year pancreatic cancer survivor, works to advance research and raise awareness of the disease.

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A Chance Encounter Led to a Cancer Diagnosis

A Chance Encounter Led to a Cancer Diagnosis

Sarah Cauley was at her mother’s doctor’s office decades ago when a chance encounter and stomachache led to a cancer diagnosis.

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