Stanford Cancer Clinical Trial Stories
Noah - Trial Participant
Before two-year-old Noah was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer, his family’s biggest concern was getting his older brother off to preschool on time and deciding what was for dinner. His family now treasures and embraces the little moments of life.
“Our clinical trial experience has been phenomenal. At the time we were diagnosed, we were told that there's a fifty percent survival rate. I don't think we would be here today without the clinical trials that we have access to. The advice that I would give for people considering clinical trials is to consult with their own oncologist and try a clinical trial.”
Eve - Trial Participant
The trial gave me a second chance at life. The previous chemotherapy was grueling, but this trial has enabled me to live a fulfilling and vibrant life, raising my children and excelling in my job. It has been the best thing I could ever imagine. Moreover, I embrace the opportunity to pioneer in this field, inspiring others and witnessing the groundbreaking advancements in cancer research. It is an incredible honor for me as a patient who deeply cares about this space.
Karyn - Trial Participant
Participating in a clinical trial has been an incredibly positive experience for me, and I've discovered that many other patients share the same perspective. When it provides an opportunity to enhance survival chances or even find a cure, why not participate?
Ray - Trial Participant
About six years ago I went to a doctor for a persistent cough that I was having, and he said to me as long as you're here let’s do a chest X-ray as well. And the result was they found five or six spots in my lungs, and following a couple of weeks of different tests, scans, and biopsies, it was determined that I had stage four renal cell cancer in my lungs.
At that point, I decided I needed to change my way of thinking, and I needed to take charge of my own health. Over the past five years, I’ve averaged about 30 trips to Stanford. Each trip is 140 miles, and I gladly make that trip because of the care that I get here and I’m thankful for the opportunity to be part of a clinical trial here at Stanford.
A Legacy of Hope for Gastric Cancer Patients
Brian - Trial Participant
I'm a firm advocate as a survivor of a clinical trial. And you know, I think one of the important things about clinical trials is it’s easy to give up hope when you're faced with something like cancer. But clinical trials give patients hope.
Neil- Trial Participant
Clinical trials, since the beginning of my diagnosis, have always been at the fore of my thoughts. I learned very quickly that clinical trials nowadays are ‘not’ the end of the road for people. If anything, it’s the opposite.