A new B.C. cancer treatment program is giving new hope for those who are fighting for their lives.
The Personalized Onco-Genomics program examines each person’s cancer, and gathers mass amounts of information to better understand and treat it.
Jen Strack, a non-smoker, was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.
With the cancer spreading, she entered the POG program.
Now, her tumour has shrunk considerably.
“Each x-ray since then has continued to show improvement. And I’m slowly getting back to feeling normal again. This drug is starting to give me back my life. Hope now isn’t just a word. I am living proof that there is hope, and for me, it’s spelled P-O-G.”
With the new provincial funding of $3 million, the program looks to help thousands of people in the next five years.