Getting Life Back After Hodgkin Lymphoma: Ariella's Immunotherapy Story

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Diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma while in college, Ariella Chivil completed standard treatment for the disease, and hoped to put it behind her. #CIM16 #PatientStories

Unfortunately, the cancer returned. After trying 14 different cancer treatments, Ariella enrolled in an immunotherapy clinical trial for the drug nivolumab (Opdivo). On May 17, 2016, Opdivo was FDA-approved for the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma.

This video is presented as part of the Cancer Research Institute 4th Annual Cancer Immunotherapy Month awareness campaign this June 2016. Help us raise awareness of the lifesaving potential of immunotherapy for all types of cancer. Let's fuel the next scientific discoveries and breakthrough treatments through learning, engagement, and storytelling.

Established in 1953, the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing our immune system’s power to control and potentially cure all cancers. Our mission: Save more lives by fueling the discovery and development of powerful immunotherapies for all types of cancer. To accomplish this, we rely on donor support and collaborative partnerships to fund and carry out the most innovative clinical and laboratory research around the world, support the next generation of the field’s leaders, and serve as the trusted source of information on immunotherapy for cancer patients and their caregivers.

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