The following post originally ran on Gray Connections on September 6th.
Earlier today (September 6, 2015) I gave this speech at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) World Conference on Lung Cancer in Denver. I’m pleased at the reception it received.
I appreciate IASLC including me in this press conference. They’ve been responsive to lung cancer patients and advocates, and have included the patient voice in several conferences. Patients and advocates participated in the planning process for this World Conference on Lung Cancer, as demonstrated by the number of patient and advocate presentation on the program. This is a first among major oncology conferences, and a step forward for engaged patients.
As the slide says, I’m alive thanks to research, precision medicine, and other patients. My lung cancer journey is a good example of the importance of research, hope, and engaged patients and advocates. (more…)