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Shelia Suhr


Shelia Suhr, non-small-cell lung cancer, cancer trial participant
New Treatment Results in More Time for Family

There are many people who rely upon Sheila Suhr, the 62-year-old mother of six and grandmother to six more, to whom she devotes much of her time. So when Sheila was diagnosed with non-small-cell lung cancer in 2001, her focus was still family: to get better to help with a son’s wedding planning.

Fortunately, Sheila had close family friends with medical expertise. They referred her to Dr Nasser Altorki, director of thoracic surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr Altorki suggested a Phase II clinical trial: treatment prior to surgery with the COX-2 inhibitor Celebrex® (celecoxib) added.