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breast cancer battler.
When Laura was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, friends encouraged her to go to UCSF’s Carol Franc Buck Breast
Care Center. Here, she met Dr. Mark Moasser, a man who would change her prognosis and her life.
Dr. Moasser enrolled Laura in an extremely promising drug trial in Los Angeles. Then, after six months of commuting from
her home in Marin, he petitioned the FDA and got Laura her own individual trial run out of UCSF, enabling her to stay at
home with her family while fighting for her life. Laura is currently off the experimental drug, cancer-free and writing a book
about her experience.
No one ever anticipates needing such specialized medical care. But it’s comforting to know that if you do, UCSF Medical
Center is nearby. And, with more than 60 outreach clinics, such as the Greenbrae Clinic in Marin, we bring that expertise
even closer to families throughout Northern California. See Laura’s story and others at ucsfhealth.org/possible.
Stage 4 breast cancer survivor
Giver of hope