Hazel Senz: Hope for Hazel in Clinical Trials

Hazel Senz: Hope for Hazel in Clinical Trials

Hazel Senz was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in March of 2014.  She has been on a series of medications, including targeted therapy for her ALK mutation. She talks about her experience with research and clinical trials...
Carlotta Occhiena: The Art of Living

Carlotta Occhiena: The Art of Living

On June 21, 2012, at 5 p.m., a warm summer day, my life totally changed. Before that day, I was an architect and worked in an art gallery in Torino. I was single. I lived alone with my dog and my job was my life. I used to spend 14 hours a day working, and during my...
Ivy Elkins: Hope and Action through Advocacy

Ivy Elkins: Hope and Action through Advocacy

I was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer on December 26, 2013. As a healthy, non-smoking woman in my 40’s, my neck pain and elbow stiffness was initially written off as caused by stress and overuse of my iPad when planning my son’s bar mitzvah! After...

Lysa Buonanno: Five Years Alive Because of Research

I was a healthy, active, very busy 40-year-old mom, wife, and daughter. Lung cancer was nowhere on my radar. I was diagnosed with stage IV adenocarcinoma with metastasis to my bones on September 27, 2011. My life has taken a drastic change in the last 5 years, but not...