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Sun Special Report: The Trial of Their Lives

  • Peggy Murphy, 58, dies of breast cancer

    Peggy Murphy, 58, dies of breast cancer

    Pa. woman took part in Hopkins drug trial

  • Inspired by vaccine trial, cancer patient gives back

    Inspired by vaccine trial, cancer patient gives back

    A patient in an experimental breast cancer vaccine trial, one that was the subject of a series in The Baltimore Sun, has raised more than $14,000 to go toward that research. She presented the check Friday to the doctor overseeing the study.

  • The trial of their lives

    The trial of their lives

    A Hopkins doctor's vaccine offers a hope of survival for four women with terminal breast cancer

  • Elusive cure

    Elusive cure

    For nearly a decade, Dr. Leisha Emens has been driven to develop a vaccine to stop breast cancer

  • It's not working

    It's not working

    Peggy Murphy put her faith in an experimental breast cancer vaccine, only to be let down

  • The job of getting well

    The job of getting well

    Mom endures cancer treatment in hopes daughter won't have to

  • 'Leisha's Girls' come together

    'Leisha's Girls' come together

    Breast cancer patients want more information than doctor can provide

  • Moving on, fighting on

    Moving on, fighting on

    Patients sustained by hope; doctor readies next study of cancer vaccine

  • The characters: Dr. Emens and her patients

    Sun Special Report: The Trial of Their Lives The doctor Dr. Leisha Emens, 46, an oncologist and researcher at Johns Hopkins University, where she has worked for nearly a decade. She is the principal investigator on two small clinical trials of an experimental breast cancer vaccine she developed....

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