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Stage 4 Lung Cancer Advocate/Speaker

Santa Rosa, CA


I was diagnosed stage 4 lung cancer in June of 2009. I have received chemotherapy, targeted therapies and am currently stable on immunotherapy. The past eight years I have sat on numerous medical panels, public forums and have done multiple media events for Genentech for lung cancer awareness.. Recently I spoke at Genentech’s All Bio Conference in Chicago.

I have been a Consumer Reviewer for the Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program since 2013. I am on the Patient Advisory Boards of Lungevity, Surviveit and The Society of Immunotherapy of Cancer, I am also on the Patient Action Committee of John Hopkins University.for Project Transform.

My story has been shared multiple times over the years by multiple media organizations including Patient Resources, ASCO Post, ABC News, Stanford Medicine Scope. Links to stories that have been shared about Penny and I are easy to locate on the internet.

AVAILABILITY: 10-20 hours/week

Industry Experience
Healthcare - Advocacy
Areas Of Expertise
Business Development Clinical Research Consumer Engagement Consumer Insights Online Moderation Social Networking
Health Perspective
Patient Advocate
Health Conditions
Addiction Cancer Heart Disease Lung Cancer
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