Category Cancer Patient Stories

Full-circle moment for granddaughter and nurse

Meredith Bertoni, a Clinical Research Coordinator at Dana-Farber working in the Center for Prevention of Progression for Hematologic Malignancies, is also the proud granddaughter of the late Al Wahlers, whom she called “Dah” before he passed away in 2020 at…


Having fun—and giving back—in Aniketh’s memory

Whenever Ramakrishna Chivukula and Soujanya Mallapragada asked their son Aniketh how his day at school was, the answer was always an enthusiastic “FUN!” Despite being in treatment for a pediatric brain tumor’s side effects and treatment complications for seven years,…


Breast cancer patient takes steps to help others

In 2009, Sandra Broome, a 33-year-old active mom, was surprised to receive a breast cancer diagnosis, especially at such a young age. She quickly had a double mastectomy to treat the disease, thinking that would be that. But two weeks…