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Karen's Small-Cell Lung Cancer Fight

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Sometimes our trials are also life’s triumphs.

Clinical trials and compassionate care mark the way to breakthroughs. A diagnosis of stage IV small-cell lung cancer could have taken Karen Flanagan from her grandchildren and the active life she loves. She credits her survival to a clinical trial at Northwestern Medicine. And to doctors who, she says “...just kept digging. " Karen will keep returning for tests, we'll keep searching for answers, and she'll continue living life to its fullest.

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