Patient Voices

People improve cancer medicine by joining clinical trials.

SWOG Cancer Research Network trial participants have many reasons to join a study. Here are some.
 

Gwyneth Slocum Bailey

 I’d tell people considering a clinical trial the same thing that a friend and fellow cancer patient told me: Do it for your sake – and for the sake of others.

Gwyneth Slocum Bailey
SWOG Trial Participant

Jean Cowan

After being on a SWOG trial, I am still cancer-free. And I’ve got confidence I’m done with cancer for good. I am optimistic and hopeful.

Jean Cowan
SWOG Trial Participant

Larry Crandall

I cared enough about the community to join a SWOG trial. As a volunteer, I believe in giving back. And I'm not alone. There are a lot of great folks out there joining clinical trials.

Larry Crandall
SWOG Trial Participant

Kate Halamay

As a physician, I've seen patients benefit from treatments tested through clinical trials. And now, as a cancer patient, I've benefited from clinical trials, too, so I wanted to do my part.

Kate Halamay, MD
SWOG Trial Participant

Sarah Polisei

A cancer diagnosis is very humbling. Joining a clinical trial helped me gain a sense of comfort and control over my care.

Sarah Polisei
SWOG Trial Participant