Janet Freeman-Daily: On Lung Cancer and Blame
With a background in engineering and science, Janet Freeman-Daily has used social media to educate and unite patients to help advance research on a rare genomic mutation in lung cancer. Freeman-Daily, who was diagnosed with advanced non-small cell lung cancer in 2011, never smoked. “The more we’ve learned about the genomic drivers of cancer, the more we’ve discovered that any patient can have a genomic driver. It doesn’t matter whether we smoked or not, so why are we blaming people for having lung cancer?”
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