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Survivor Journeys

Home Patients, Caregivers, and Advocates Survivors

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

The Power of Persistence

Albert Khoury

Albert Khoury’s determination to explore all treatment options for his rare lung cancer led to a lifesaving transplant surgery.

Read more in Cancer Today magazine
Rising to the Challenge

James R. Scott

James R. Scott uses his experiences with bladder cancer to be a light for others.

Read more in Cancer Today magazine
My Name is Mom. And I Have Cancer.

Tara Rolle

Author Tara Rolle shares the challenge of staying fully present as a parent during cancer treatment and in the years that followed.

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A Recovery Mindset

Laurie Betts

Researcher and esophageal cancer survivor Laurie Betts leans into past lessons learned, including the value of service to others, to get through cancer.

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The View From a CAR T-Cell Clinical Trial

Ellen Reich

After exhausting her treatment options, Ellen Reich got CAR T-cell treatment for multiple myeloma through a clinical trial.

Read more in Cancer Today magazine
Control What You Can

CiCi Rojas

Business leader CiCi Rojas takes life lessons from lymphoma.

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Grinding Through It

Connor Joe

Connor Joe’s grit and determination helped him return to major league baseball after surgery and chemotherapy for testicular cancer that had spread to his lung.

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Lifeguarding, Spending Time with Friends, and Preparing for College, Thanks to Noninvasive Treatment

Niyati Shah

Thanks to a clinical trial, Niyati Shah got back to her normal teenage life after treatment for osteoid osteoma.

Read Niyati's Story in the Cancer Progress Report
Treating Endometrial Cancer With Cancer Immunotherapy

Patricia Hawkins

When her endometrial cancer recurred and spread, Patricia Hawkin's oncologist recommended a clinical trial for an investigational immunotherapeutic.

Read Patricia's Story in the Cancer Progress Report
Maintaining Balance in Life, despite Metastatic Gastric Cancer

Bryan Chagolla

Thanks to research-driven advances against cancer, Bryan has maintained balance in his life, despite metastatic gastric cancer.

Read Bryan's Story in the Cancer Progress Report
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