Patient Stories

To learn more about clinical trials as a cancer treatment option and the stories of those patients who have participated in them, read these patient stories or watch their videos.

Breast Cancer

"...The care and treatment I received was outstanding. Today, 12 years later, I am well, I am strong and I see evidence of significant treatment advances that were made because of cancer clinical trials like the ones I participated in just a few years ago."
Linda Medcalf, Breast Cancer
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"I'm alive today because of the combination of drugs made available only through my cancer clinical trial. Not only did a clinical trial save my life, it changed the way we treat breast cancer today, thereby saving many lives."
Sue Duyser, Breast Cancer
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Cancer Prevention

"With four sons and sons-in-law and five grandsons, I became involved in clinical trials to prevent prostate cancer for them. To protect the next generation from cancer, we must work now for a cure."
Max Gibs, Cancer Prevention
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"I needed to move beyond the 'wait and treat philosophy'. Through clinical trials, we will obtain the ultimate goal — cancer prevention."
Marty Smith, Cancer Prevention
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Follicular Lymphoma

"I chose the most aggressive treatment and joined a clinical trial. Patients who have hope do better. Today the cancer is in complete remission ... Here’s to hope and the road less traveled."
Sue Schroder, Follicular Lymphoma
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"I carefully considered both traditional treatment and a cancer clinical trial. I'm so glad I chose the clinical trial. Six months later my cancer was in remission!"
Tom Felten, Follicular Lymphoma
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Kidney Cancer

"After surgery for incurable kidney cancer, my oncologist recommended a clinical trial as my best option, and he was right. It's great to have another chance."
Ron Kaley, Kidney Cancer
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Ovarian Cancer

"Joining a clinical trial was the best way to fight the cancer as aggressively as I could. Now, 15 years later, I'm cancer-free, and I hope my journey has helped others."
Sherri Schut, Ovarian Cancer
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Throat Cancer

"I am alive today by the grace of God and the fact that I participated in a clinical trial."
Pat Gavin, Throat Cancer
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