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Tom MarsiljeColorectal Cancer |  Diagnosed June 4, 2012

In my 20 years of experience, I have never seen before such a fast pace of research progress!

Tom's Story

I have "currently incurable" Stage IV colon cancer.  I am also Ph.D. scientist in oncology drug discovery. Two of my current life missions: spread the word on the amazing advances seen in immunotherapies and eventually be cured by one!

Dr. Tom Marsilje is a dad, husband, and music lover living with stage 4 colorectal cancer. He’s also a scientist who’s spent the last 20 years in cancer research. Tom writes a monthly column for Fight Colorectal Cancer called “The Currently Incurable Scientist.” He is being treated with a combination of chemotherapies known as FOLFIRI, and the monoclonal antibody Avastin® (bevacizumab).

Sadly, Tom Marsilje passed away in November 2017. 

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