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

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
Cancer, On and Off Stage

Erin Cronican

Erin Cronican, who has stage IV breast cancer, plays the lead role of a professor diagnosed with metastatic ovarian cancer in the New York City production of Wit.

Read more in Cancer Today magazine
Strength in the Pack

Trevor Maxwell

While undergoing treatment for colon cancer, Trevor Maxwell started Man Up to Cancer, a support community for men.

Read more in Cancer Today magazine
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
Surviving Head and Neck Cancer Thanks to Immunotherapy

Bill McCone

When Bill's head and neck cancer spread and he was given a year to live, he turned to a clinical trial of an investigational cancer immunotherapy.

Read Bill's Story
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
Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen has voiced hundreds of animated characters, but as he prepared to return to a beloved role, cancer threatened his livelihood.

Read more in Cancer Today magazine
Survivor Profile: An Unlikely Pivot

Medha Deoras-Sutliff

Medha Deoras-Sutliff’s experience with breast cancer fueled her interest in advocacy for breast cancer patients and, more recently, her support for research on rare cancers.

Read more in Cancer Today magazine
Looking Forward to the Future Thanks to a Clinical Trial at the NIH

Randy Surratt

For nearly two decades Randy Surratt was in and out of treatment for hairy cell leukemia. A clinical trial at the NIH has the Michigan man in “complete” remission.

Read more in the Cancer Progress Report
Choosing to Help Other Patients after Surviving Lung Cancer

Tomma Hargraves

After surviving stage 3B non-small cell lung cancer, Tomma worked to support others with the disease and now works as a patient lay navigator.

Read more in the Cancer Progress Report 2019
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