Cara McCormick, now in remission, signed up for a breast cancer clinical trial called Aphinity in 2012 to take a different combination of drugs which “wouldn’t have been available 20 years ago”.
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Research helped Cara beat breast cancer
Nikola Vlahov, PhD student at our Oxford Institute
‘I work on a gene that is lost in most cancers. The more we understand this lost gene, the better chance we have to increase patient’s survival and that is what keeps me going, day after day.’
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