Guest blog: What’s the best part of National Cancer Survivors Day?

Janet_Freeman-Daily (2014-09-07)Janet Freeman-Daily is a writer, speaker, science geek and epatient with metastatic lung cancer. She uses her systems engineering background to translate the experience and science of lung cancer treatment and research into language other patients can understand. She is currently on a clinical trial at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and helps to support lung cancer research and patient support through her blog.


What’s the best part of National Cancer Survivors Day?

To celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day (June 7), I’m sharing a recent picture of me with Linnea Olson, a sister metastatic lung cancer patient and one of the bloggers (Outliving Lung Cancer) who inspired me to become a lung cancer blogger and advocate. She and I are both alive thanks to research and clinical trials. As Linnea phrased it on Twitter, “Medical research has our backs! Here’s to fourteen more (and beyond) years!”
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About the author: CU Cancer Center

Located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Colorado Cancer Center is Colorado’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, a distinction recognizing its outstanding contributions to research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. CU Cancer Center is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network®, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers working to establish and deliver the gold standard in cancer clinical guidelines. CU Cancer Center is a consortium of more than 400 researchers and physicians at three state universities and six institutions, all working toward one goal: Translating science into life.

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