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Stories from Patients in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials at the UW Carbone Cancer Center can provide new, groundbreaking ways to diagnose and treat cancer. For some patients, participation in a clinical trial is a life-changing - or life-saving - event.

 

 

 

Clinical Trial Helps Firefighter Thrive Despite the Odds

Clinical Trial Helps Firefighter Thrive Despite the Odds

Madison Fire Department Lt. Terry Ritter isn’t a “glass half full” kind of guy – he’s just happy to have a glass to fill with more days of life.A few years ago, his diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was so grim that he so...
4/07/2017 | Clinical Trial Helps Firefighter Thrive Despite the Odds

Clinical Trial Changes How Lung Cancer is Treated

Clinical Trial Changes How Lung Cancer is Treated

Donna Blair Kortsch is probably best known to her Cottage Grove, Wis., neighbors as the helpful lady at the local hardware store. She not only talks the talk, she's knows her way around plumbing repairs like a pro. And she takes that can-do atti...
12/08/2016 | Clinical Trial Changes How Lung Cancer is Treated

Compassionate Use Rule Allows Patient to Benefit from Clinical Trial Treatment

Compassionate Use Rule Allows Patient to Benefit from Clinical Trial Treatment

Sharon Kollman's newest career involves pre-planning funerals for other people. "Every once in a while, someone will tell me they want to donate their body to science," Kollman says, "and I think to myself – I already did that!" The O...
10/05/2016 | Compassionate Use Rule Allows Patient to Benefit from Clinical Trial Treatment

Moving Cancer Science Forward

Moving Cancer Science Forward

Glen Melby is happy to discuss potential benefits of clinical trials with just about anyone, because he has experienced those benefits. Twice. Melby was first diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in 2008. He began radiation and chem...
9/02/2016 | Moving Cancer Science Forward

Spotlight: Jill Kanzenbach, an "Exceptional Responder"

Spotlight: Jill Kanzenbach, an "Exceptional Responder"

Jill Kanzenbach, 32, is convinced that her recovery from aggressive brain cancer is "a miracle." But her UW Carbone Cancer Center physicians have another name for Kanzenbach: They call her an "exceptional responder." Today, the genetics of ...
9/02/2016 | Spotlight: Jill Kanzenbach, an "Exceptional Responder"

 

On the Internet

 

Video icon: Clinical trial patient story Cancer Research Gave Woman the Gift of One Last Summer (Channel3000.com)

Video icon: Clinical trial patient story UW Carbone Cancer Center Clinical Trial Advances Lymphoma Treatment (Channel3000.com)