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Steve’s journey with stage 4 lung cancer

After being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, Steve Behan was determined to not let this historically poor prognosis become a reality

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How compassion saved a transgender woman’s life

Allison Whitaker shares stories about two people who are “the reason I’m still alive today”

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Living with type 2 diabetes in uncertain times

One man’s story of finding support for managing his type 2 diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic

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‘Thinking like the bad guys – so we can help catch them’

How we’re fighting the war against criminals who counterfeit medicines and jeopardize patient lives

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At risk for lung cancer? Know the signs & symptoms

Don't gloss over it, visit a doctor -- do it FOR yourself

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Progress in ovarian cancer research - it starts with the patients

Dr. Scot Ebbinghaus, vice president, clinical research

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It’s cancer. Biomarker testing may help guide your personal care plan

Oncologist and scientific AVP Dr. Alexandra Snyder Charen explains why biomarkers are critical to help us reveal what’s driving the cancer and how we approach it

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Podcast: How to bridge diversity gaps in cancer clinical trials

Luther Clark talks with Lazarex Cancer Foundation's Dana Dornsife and Marya Shegog about increasing access among historically underrepresented communities

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Routine doctor visits are down. Here’s why we shouldn’t skip them

Wondering when to go back to the doctor’s office again? The time is now.

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The heartaches, hardships and hopes of 2 ALS caregivers

Two women share the challenges of caring for their husbands with ALS

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How we kept clinical trials on track amid COVID-19

Merck’s head of global clinical trial operations talks pivoting during a worldwide pandemic

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HPV-related cancers: What you need to know

Learn about human papillomavirus, or HPV, and the World Health Organization's effort to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem

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Heart failure: A physician’s perspective

Driven to make a difference By Dr. Joerg Koglin, vice president, therapeutic area head, global clinical development, cardiovascular, Merck Research Laboratories

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It’s personal: Dr. Roy Baynes on making progress in esophageal cancer research

Every step forward holds meaning for patients and their loved ones

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I’m a Black woman and stroke survivor - here’s why I joined a COVID-19 vaccine trial

Kieta D. Mutepfa is a participant in the phase 3 COVID-19 clinical trials. She also uses her voice to create an impact on the world

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After a second cancer battle, every day is a “great day”

Emmy Award-winning journalist and cancer survivor Loriana Hernandez-Aldama has dedicated her life to helping others “Armorup for LIFE” for the fight against cancer

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5 facts about lung cancer

What everyone needs to know about one of the most common types of cancer

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4 ways to drive progress in cancer care beyond the pandemic

Vicki Goodman, vice president, therapeutic area head, late-stage oncology, on how we’re supporting cancer care despite COVID-19 and what it means for the future

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Inspiring stories from employees on the COVID-19 front lines

From MRL to Human Health, from Russia to Brazil, colleagues around the world have been helping their communities and applying their medical expertise to the pandemic

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Cancer survivors share their stories in podcast series

Listen as patients and advocates, including longtime cancer research advocate, Katie Couric, explore the triumphs and challenges that many cancer survivors face

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Pneumococcal disease myths and facts

We break down potential misperceptions about pneumococcal disease and its impact on both children and adults

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Teddy bears step up to raise awareness for children's cancer

With no live attendees this year, teddy bears attend soccer match in the Netherlands to raise awareness for children's cancer

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When breast cancer hits home

A perspective on courage and perseverance

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Taking on lung cancer is worth the fight

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After a tragic accident, healing the invisible wounds

How Geralyn Ritter, Merck SVP and appointed head of external affairs and corporate governance, Organon & Co., learned that good care is about more than medicine

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Celebrating Merck’s first Global Patient Week

During our inaugural Global Patient Week (October 5–9), we will celebrate the journeys of patients by sharing their stories and giving them a voice.

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Dealing with cancer, disparities and a pandemic all at once

Katie Couric and Merck’s Dr. Julie Gerberding shine a light on living with cancer during the pandemic and the challenges compounded by disparities across both diseases.

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When diversity in clinical trials is personal

How Adrelia's passion for diversity in clinical trials started close to home

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5 diabetes myths debunked

Get facts on five common falsehoods about diabetes

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Clinical trials & the power of diversity

Advancing science powered by greater diversity in our clinical research

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Vaccines aren’t virtual

The importance of childhood well visits to prevent certain infectious diseases during the pandemic - by Nick Kartsonis, SVP clinical research, vaccines and infectious disease

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The impending “slow tsunami” of antimicrobial resistance

As antibiotic-resistant infections continue to rise, the AMR Action Fund looks to overcome key barriers of late-stage antibiotic development

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Addressing antibiotic resistance is more critical than ever. Here’s why.

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I'm a cancer survivor. Now what?

Your Cancer Story is your go-to online hub for patients, caregivers and survivors dealing with cancer

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Type 2 diabetes: A patient-centric approach to care

An informative Q&A with Dr. Sam Engel, associate vice president, cardiometabolic and women’s health at Merck Research Laboratories

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Fighting for his family: One colleague’s battle with COVID-19

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Volunteer Dr. Anna Raji provides care and comfort to veterans amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Cancer care during COVID-19: No patient left behind

By Dr. Roy Baynes, chief medical officer

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No patient left behind: making the impossible possible for clinical trials during adversity

With Andy Lee, head of global clinical trial operations

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Clinical trials bring our medicines and vaccines to life

We appreciate all who have contributed to our clinical research

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Taking prostate cancer research forward

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Living with cancer during a pandemic

Katie Couric brings us the real-life complexities of coping with cancer today

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Nurse and volunteer Brenda lends medical expertise to Houston Food Bank during COVID-19

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Nurse and volunteer Kim Daly brings hope and help to patients in makeshift COVID-19 hospital

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Inspired to become a nurse by Hurricane Katrina, this Merck employee is giving back by volunteering on the frontlines of COVID-19

Emma Mason, a nurse and volunteer, has joined the COVID-19 battle to return the favor to those who helped her and her family during Hurricane Katrina

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Podcast: Supporting telemedicine in Italy to fight COVID-19

with Nicoletta Luppi, senior vice president and managing director, Italy

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Podcast: Hear how Merck physician and volunteer Dr. Mo Ali is standing up to COVID-19

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Meet Merck physician and volunteer Dr. Mo Ali: “We are here to serve the people we look after, I cannot stand by and watch this.”

Merck employee puts work on hold, now helping care for patients in London

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"We can get through this."

By Nicoletta Luppi, senior vice president and managing director, Italy

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How Jeron’s type 2 diabetes diagnosis motivated him to live a healthy lifestyle

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How our teams in China tackled early COVID-19 challenges

Our teams in China share what worked when faced with the impossible

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My HPV Cancer Story

We're proud to introduce My HPV Cancer Story, a program to raise awareness around the link between HPV (human papillomavirus) and certain cancers and diseases in women and men

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Inspiring people, one day at a time

“I am a survivor and HOPEologist, and I will dedicate my life to helping others.”

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5 ways to support a loved one living with lung cancer

Life-tested advice from lung cancer advocates

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It takes a village

Collaborating to make a difference in the lives of people with bladder cancer

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How you can help slow the threat of antimicrobial resistance

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The impact of family in managing type 2 diabetes

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Merck stands united on World Cancer Day