Today the National Cancer Institute published this blog about the ROS1ders on the Center for Cancer Genomics “Insights and Innovations” blog. The Global ROS1 Initiative is underway! I’m glad I was able to help share our story.
ROS1+ Cancer Patients Partner to Increase Research
In May 2015, I met four friends in a bar near Washington, D.C., to talk about not dying of cancer.
This conversation planted a seed that has grown into The Global ROS1 Initiative, a patient-researcher partnership that is redefining research into ROS1-positive (ROS1+) cancer. The Initiative includes a group of over 150 patients in 19 countries; two patient-focused foundations, Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) and Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI); academic cancer researchers; and industry. The Initiative includes more than twice the number of patients enrolled in any ROS1 clinical trial thus far.
How did this happen? Let’s return to the bar. Read More …