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.
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
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
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
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
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