A Patients Journey from Middle School to Research Advocate [Video]

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Published on November 3, 2021

How Thyroid Cancer Inspired Brittany Avin McKelvey’s Path

Brittany Avin McKelvey, PhD, was an eighth-grade student athlete when she was shockingly diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She returned to school after a successful treatment. In this segment, Brittany shares her journey and how her disease inspired her to study science, eventually earning a PhD from Johns Hopkins University. She also discusses becoming a research advocate and reminds us about the real people behind the lab results.

This content was produced in partnership with ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association.

Support for this series has been provided by Blueprint Medicines. Patient Power maintains complete editorial control and is solely responsible for program content.

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