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

Focused on the Healing Power of Music

Billy Foster

Jazz musician and educator Billy Foster continues to work on his music as he battles metastatic kidney cancer.

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Keeping Breast Cancer at Bay with Immunotherapy

Eva Joseph

After being diagnosed with stage 4 triple-negative breast cancer, Eva Joseph enrolled in a clinical trial for an immunotherapy-chemotherapy that has her enjoying retirement with her husband again.

Read more in the Cancer Progress Report
When Cancer Becomes an Unwanted Priority

Amanda Rose Ferraro

Amanda Rose Ferraro’s leukemia diagnosis forced her to spend time at the hospital away from her 3-year-old-son. She calls focusing on her health and leaving her son “the hardest thing I have ever had to do.”

Read more in Cancer Today magazine
Handle With Care

Lanette Veres

Brain cancer survivor Lanette Veres sends cards and packages to others with the disease. She believes no one should face cancer alone.

Read more in Cancer Today magazine
A Childhood Reclaimed With Immunotherapy

Elizabeth Buell-Fleming

Faced with a dramatically poor prognosis for their daughter, Elizabeth Buell-Fleming's parents were pulled back from the cliff by an investigational monoclonal antibody.

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Choosing to Help Other Patients after Surviving Lung Cancer

Tomma Hargraves

A 12-year survivor of stage 3B lung cancer, Tomma Hargraves uses her experience and training as a patient lay navigator to help others diagnosed with the disease.

Read more in the Cancer Progress Report
Anticipating a Long Life Thanks to Targeted Therapy

Keith Taggart

When Keith's salivary gland cancer spread throughout his body and he was given just weeks to live, the Oklahoma City man turned to a clinical trial for a therapy that targeted the mutation driving his disease. Read Keith's survivor story.

Read more in the Cancer Progress Report
Looking Past Kidney Cancer Thanks to Immunotherapy

Philip Prichard

During a clinical trial for the immunotherapeutic nivolumab, Philip found the quality of his life "improved monthly."

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