Duke Cancer Institute

Pushing Back Against Cancer

Nancy Emerson

In 1985, patients with cancer like Nancy Emerson’s were given a life expectancy of only two years. But that grim statistic failed to take into account Nancy’s indomitable spirit and Duke’s state-of-the-art care.

In fact, that year Nancy was just beginning a remarkable and inspiring journey across two decades. Click image below to see how the researchers, doctors and caregivers at the Duke Cancer Institute worked ever harder to stay ahead of her recurring cancer over time.

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