When Leisa Zigman volunteered to help raise money for research at Siteman Cancer Center, she had no idea she would one day benefit from the very research she was helping to fund.
Leisa was diagnosed with Stage IV non-hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2010. After more than two years of treatment, she went into remission, but the cancer later returned.
Her physician Nancy Barlett, MD, told her about a clinical trial at Siteman for an exciting new immunotherapy treatment. Though there is no cure for the cancer, the clinical trial offers hope of harnessing the patient’s immune system to beat the disease.
Now, back in remission, Leisa is living her life to the fullest and giving other patients hope.