Clinical trials key to lung cancer patient’s survival

Jul 12, 2019 | Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Team | @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam

From the Sharing Mayo Clinic blog:

In 2014, Katherine Bensen — a young, healthy nonsmoker — learned her persistent cough was caused by stage IV lung cancer. She's found one key to successfully fighting it: clinical trials.

"I've exhausted four different targeted-therapy drugs," Katherine tells KSTP-TV. But thanks to clinical trials, doctors at Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus have had something new to offer her each time a therapy has failed. And that, KSTP reports, has allowed Katherine to beat the odds.

Read Katherine's full story here.

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