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Melissa Crouse

Board Member



Sixteen years ago, an accidental finding showed that I had a tumor in my upper left lung.  I had a lung resection followed by radiation and was cancer free until a routine CT scan showed that the cancer had spread to my liver.  I have been on countless treatments including proton beam therapy plus six clinical trials. Along the way, it was discovered I had the RET mutation.  That was great, however there wasn’t a targeted therapy developed yet for RET.  That changed in 2017 when I began my sixth clinical trial.  Now, 4 years later, scans show no evidence of disease.  I continue on this trial and hopefully will continue to stay NED.