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I'm Not Average - Loretta is Still Living Well 12 Years After Her Diagnosis

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Every day, the biopharmaceutical industry is working to discover innovative new medicines to help patients.

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Every day, clinical trials are being conducted across the U.S. Find out how many have taken place in your state and the impact they've had on the local economy



At first, Loretta thought her Stage 4 lung cancer was a death sentence.

But in time she resolved, "I will live with this and I will live well for the rest of my life." Twelve years later, Loretta is still here thanks to innovations in research.

Hear Loretta's Story



Scientific advances are propelling us into a new era of disease treatment

Improved prevention and treatment options are helping patients live longer, healthier lives.

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The odds weren't in Matt's favor. But he crushed them

In 2009, Matt’s lung cancer diagnosis gave him less than a 5% chance of living another 5 years. Today, he’s still beating the odds.

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