Every patient who participates in a clinical trial plays a critical role in conquering disease and discovering cures on behalf of all of us. Read success stories that inspire hope and courage from some of Renown Health's clinical trials participants.

Renown Employees discover they're related through genetic testing
Renown Employees Learn They're Third Cousins Through 23andMe

Patty Evans, who retired from Renown and now volunteers at the hospital, and Justin Bart, a chef at Renown, worked together on a number of projects over the years. They had no idea they were related until taking 23andme's personal genetics test. Watch the Video

 
Ovarian Cancer Survivor Shares Decision to Try Clinical Trial
Ovarian Cancer Survivor Shares Decision to Try Clinical Trial

While there used to be three basic treatment options for cancer — surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, or a combination of the three — there’s a fourth option: clinical trials. Here, a Renown patient shares her successful battle with ovarian cancer, aided by a clinical trial. Continue Reading

 
Local Dad Overcomes Obstacles as Part of Clinical Trial
Local Dad Overcomes Obstacles as Part of Clinical Trial

Anyone starting a new job knows the first days can be among the most difficult. Add in a cancer diagnosis and the difficulty increases dramatically. Brian Watkins, 42, was working for less than a month at Allied Washoe Petroleum when he visited a dermatologist for a small lump... Continue Reading

 
You Are a Miracle: Against All Odds, Local Woman Beats Stage 4 Cancer
‘You Are a Miracle:’ Against All Odds, Local Woman Beats Stage 4 Cancer

Diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in 2005, Karen Walker was given two to 24 months to live. Fast forward to 2007. After several rounds of treatment at Renown Infusion Services, trips to San Francisco and a clinical trial, her doctor said: “I don’t know if you realize — you are a miracle.” Continue Reading

 
Harvesting Hope – Gardening aids in ovarian cancer recovery
Harvesting Hope – Gardening aids in ovarian cancer recovery

Karen Rosson’s eyes gleam when she talks about her garden. “I couldn’t live without it,” she says, hand to her heart as though she’s channeling her very life force. “It’s like a constant parade of beauty in my backyard.” So when the Gardnerville resident was recovering from cancer... Continue Reading