How Dianne from Rocky Hill Advanced Cancer Research

Print icon

Dianne Poland will tell you she’s blessed.

Blessed with a family that loves and supports her, and blessed to have beaten the breast cancer that invaded her body two years ago.

By participating in a cancer clinical trial with Hartford HealthCare and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she is seizing an opportunity to further cancer research and to help cancer patients who may benefit from new treatments and medication.

“When you look at what has been done in cancer research, and you see how much as been done, that wouldn’t have happened without [cancer research] trials,” Poland said.

Dr. Peter Yu, Physician-in-Chief for the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, agrees.

“We need to have a robust clinical trials system that protects the patient but accelerates the development of these new drugs,” Dr. Yu stated.

Interested in taking part in a cancer clinical trial? Learn more here

 


What's New

Jeffrey A. Flaks

A Message From Hartford HealthCare CEO Jeffrey Flaks

With the concerns about coronavirus and COVID-19, I want to assure you that Hartford HealthCare is doing everything possible to protect the safety and well-being of the people and the communities we serve, and our team of healthcare providers. Our goal is to be ready and prepared for whatever is...

Quite Smoking

Trying to Quit Smoking? Here’s Some Help

By Ellen Anderson Dornelas, PhD Director, Cancer Care Delivery and Disparities Research Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute What do President Obama and Keith Richards have in common?  Both struggled to quit smoking cigarettes. The legendary rocker said that quitting smoking was “harder than quitting heroin.” At age 76, he stopped smoking...

Pancreatic Cancer Recovery

How to Manage Pancreatic Cancer Treatment’s Side Effects

A pancreatic cancer survivor is any person who is actively facing pancreatic cancer or has faced it at some point. It could be someone who has completed treatment or a patient actively receiving chemotherapy for a limited or long-term management of their disease. Patients treated with chemotherapy experience a variety...

Breast Cancer Awareness

The New Normal for Breast Cancer Survivors

The word “patient” stems from the Latin word patiens, meaning sufferer. Until recently, a diagnosis of cancer conveyed a sense of victimhood and loss of control, hence labels such as “cancer patient” or “cancer victim.” Despite good intentions, these terms left those with a cancer diagnosis feeling isolated and somehow...


Art exhibit helps ease the anxiety of cancer treatment

Rounded and slightly distorted, the photos give the feel of looking through a ship’s thick glass porthole or the domed eye of a fish at a view that is both wondrous and intriguing. Two dozen pieces from the collection of regarded Wethersfield photographer Jack McConnell’s “Hartford Parallax: ‘Round Hartford” collection...