Dr. Merson and Jen Campisano chat with ALEC in Scottsdale
Dr. James Merson and cancer survivor Jen Campisano talked vital innovation at the 2015 ALEC States and Nation Policy Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona.
At age 32 – just five months after the birth of her son, Jen Campisano was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer with her2 overexpression. As Campisano puts it, “this is breast cancer with all the switches turned on.” She continued, “Had I been diagnosed just ten years earlier, it would have been all over – an early and certain death sentence. But, because of advances in biomedical research, positive cancers are having some of the best outcomes today.”
At age 36, Jen Campisano is cancer free because of research that made new treatments possible.