My husband, Brian Townson was in his 60s when he learned that he had collecting duct renal carcinoma (CDC), a rare and very aggressive form of kidney cancer that is usually diagnosed after it has spread to other parts of the body.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) were recently awarded an $11 million Ovarian Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant.
The past several years of cancer research have been both exciting and promising. Recent developments have allowed us to take steps in improving many cancer treatments. I believe this momentum will continue to accelerate exponentially.