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Living with Cancer

Survivor Profiles

  • Advocacy in Action

    Fearless Friends

    Lori Marx-Rubiner and AnneMarie Ciccarella met on social media and grew close through their cancer research advocacy.

    by Sue Rochman

  • Survivor Profile

    The Gift of Music

    A self-taught musician takes what he has learned from his experience with kidney cancer to entertain, teach and inspire.

    by Jenny Song

  • Survivor Profile

    Putting Her Armor On

    An acute myeloid leukemia survivor and former TV news reporter finds a new reason to help others improve their health.

    by Jennifer Walker

  • Survivor Profile

    Going Full Bore

    Susan Leighton, a 19-year survivor, is a powerful advocate for ovarian cancer research. Her advocacy, which began locally in northern Alabama, has reached the National Cancer Institute and the Department of Defense.

    by Sue Rochman

  • Survivor Profile

    Reasons to Dream

    Despite a metastatic lung cancer diagnosis, Emily Bennett Taylor was able to look beyond the illness in 2012 to her dream of raising a family. Today, with no evidence of disease, she is the mother of two baby girls.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Survivor Profile

    In Support and Service

    Retired Army colonel and prostate cancer survivor Jim Williams asks men to pay better attention to their health.

    by Lauren Gravitz

  • Survivor Profile

    Living in the Here and Now

    A metastatic melanoma survivor is hopeful but realistic as new treatments become available.

    by Jenny Song

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    Changing Course

    During her treatment for breast cancer, biomedical engineer Jessica Winter challenged her laboratory to bring its discoveries to patients more quickly.

    by Chris Palmer

  • Survivor Profile

    Stop the Silence

    Cancer survivor Cherry Sloan-Medrano works to encourage a conversation about cancer among Asians in the U.S.

    by Jenny Song

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    A Desire to Help

    Since P.J. Lukac's glioblastoma diagnosis, the young pediatrician has worked hard to spread awareness and understanding of the disease.

    by Stephen Ornes