There are so many reasons to Stand Up! I'm proof that there has been so much progress in ways to fight cancer, but we have so much further to go! Many know my story. When I was diagnosed in Oct 2010 there were very few options for the treatment Melanoma. I sat in a medical oncologists office and was basically given a death sentence. I quickly started researching my options. That lead me to Sloan Kettering in search of clinical trials. In Jan 2013 I started a clinical trial of Mercks Immunotherapy drug Keytruda (anti-pd1). I'd spend 2.5 years on the trial. Taking 41 doses and having stable disease and nothing new!