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Discovery: Janice Paulshock

In 1999, when Janice Paulshock was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, her doctor gave her no hope. She worried that she would never see her 8-year-old daughter and 6-year-old twins grow up. She decided to seek a second opinion at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Her doctors assured her there were many treatments they could try, including a promising drug called paclitaxel. Janice received the drug in 1999 and again in 2001 when her cancer came back. She has been cancer-free since 2008. She has seen her children grow up and graduate from high school and college. Last year she celebrated her oldest daughter’s wedding, and in 2018, she will become a grandmother. “Knowing that there are doctors always looking for new and better cancer drugs gives patients like me such hope,” says Janice. “They never gave up on me, and I’m alive because of that. It’s the greatest gift.”

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