Bob Azopardi thought he only had months to live. After a routine physical, the 49-year-old was diagnosed with a type of cancer called chronic lymphocytic leukemia. When two rounds of chemotherapy failed, Azopardi came to Weill Cornell Medicine where Dr. Richard Furman, the Morton Coleman, M.D. Distinguished Associate Professor of Medicine and director of the CLL Research Center, and an oncologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, enrolled him in a clinical trial. In less than five weeks, his pain was gone. And today, more than six years later and with no detectable signs of the cancer, Azopardi has his life back.
February 16, 2018