Maureen was started on a new clinical trial testing the efficacy of a drug known as an anti-PD1 therapy.
When Anita was diagnosed with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), she was told there was nothing that could be done, that is until she came to Yale Cancer Center.
Bob Carlson cannot describe what a symptom of cancer feels like, even though he was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.
Unlike chemotherapy and other targeted treatments, nivolumab fights cancer by harnessing the body’s immune system.
Linda commented that she was treated with respect, and also warmth and compassion and that made a huge difference. She sees the members of the Thoracic Oncology Program as her heroes.
Dr. Roy S. Herbst realized that he not only needs to persevere against lung cancer – he needs to inspire a team of talented scientists to do the same.