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Karen Taphorn
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We’ve all lost someone we know to cancer, some of us have had cancer ourselves, but how many people do you know who’ve been saved by a cutting edge, clinical trial? Thanks to a new drug combination clinical trial for metastatic melanoma—funded in part by Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)—Karen Taphorn is living her life, cancer free.

When Karen volunteered for a clinical trial, her friends told her she’d be a guinea pig, but this clinical trial may have saved her life.

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Sherry Lansing has often been called 'the most powerful woman in Hollywood.'
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Sherry Lansing has often been called “the most powerful woman in Hollywood.” She is one of those rare people who can open any door, plus she follows through and makes things happen. In 1982, Sherry Lansing was appointed President of 20th Century Fox, a move that made her the first woman to head a major film studio. From 1992 to 2005, she was Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, a tenure that brought Paramount unprecedented creative and financial success. As both a studio head and an independent producer, Sherry has shepherded blockbuster films like Forrest Gump, Braveheart, Titanic, Fatal Attraction, The Accused and Indecent Proposal.

My dear friend, Laura Ziskin, used to say, “Raise your hand if you’ve been touched by cancer,” and every hand in the room would go up.

The first time I met Sherry was in 2012. I was still doing Breast Cancer Sisterhood, where I had created a Top 10 Breast Cancer Blog and the only Survivorship resource for families. Continue Reading