I Wasn't Going to Curl Up and Die


Sue Strauss has seen much worse than this. All the same, it's a needle again, another IV, so she braces herself a little. The attending nurse inserts it into her arm, and tens of millions of specially designed cells begin finding their way, she hopes, to the very core of the thing she has struggled with for years. Strauss, 76, is a retired preschool teacher from Chapel Hill, N.C., just down the road from Duke. For five years she has battled breast and liver cancer. Chemotherapy gave her two years in remission. The new breast-cancer treatment tamoxifen provided two more. Another...

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