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Strength In Numbers: Clinical Trial Volunteers Make Advances Possible

August 6, 2009

Jeanne Moses didn’t have a history of cancer in her family. She didn’t have symptoms—just backache and a bit of weight loss. Nothing unusual for a 45-year-old mother working two jobs. So she was stunned when her doctor delivered the news: Jeanne Moses—technical writer, theatrical costumer, daughter of the director, emeritus, of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center—had Stage IV colon cancer.

Thousands of volunteers like Jeanne help scientists make advances in health care for all of us because of their willingness to participate in clinical research. 

Read Jeanne’s story, and the story of other volunteers and physician-scientists involved in clinical research.