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Cancer cellsMaryAnn Anselmo was on the cover of Time in March. She had cancer. Yes she HAD! It was stage 4 glioblastoma, a particularly aggressive brain tumor that often takes a patient’s life in a matter of months. Having just recovered from a devastating car accident, Anselmo thought, “Somebody wants me dead here.”

“The latest scan doesn’t show any tumor any more,” said her physician, Dr. David Hyman, acting director of Developmental Therapeutics ad Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). What did she do?

Anselmo participated in a study and for her this has provided a second chance. "A jazz vocalist, she performed at a friend’s birthday party and attended a song-writing retreat in upstate New York. She makes weekly visits to her doctors — to the dermatologist to monitor any side effects from the drug, to Hyman every two months for a brain scan, and to get lab tests done to check on her immune system." You can find more information about the trial here [1].

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