PALTOWN's first community, COLONTOWN, has been featured by several news outlets recently. Highlights include the "Clinic" neighborhoods, where patients share information about clinical trials. Members of the Clinics have often identified trials that offer them new treatment options beyond what their own oncologists can provide.
For a video introduction to COLONTOWN and its founder, Erika Brown, watch these brief segments from Cure:
NBC Nightly News
The volunteer leader of COLONTOWN's Clinic, cancer researcher Tom Marsilje, explains how COLONTOWN members are finding clinical trial options through the community. The patient featured in this segment is now enrolled in a trial, and has reported back to the Clinic on his first, positive scan results in early 2017.
GOODHealth: Welcome to COLONTOWN, USA
COLONTOWN and some of its young Clinic denizens were featured in an article published on Dec 10, 2016.
Bloomberg Radio: “Markets” Interview with Tom Marsilje
In this April 3, 2017 interview by Carol Massar, COLONTOWN’s Dr. Tom Marsilje explains how members of the Clinic neighborhood are interacting with researchers and learning both about the science behind new therapies and available trials currently recruiting.
Listen to the interview (begins at 3:20):
Charlie Rose: Cancer Breakthroughs
3/9/17: Guest host Katie Couric leads a discussion about new breakthroughs in cancer treatment, with experts including COLONTOWN's own drug discovery researcher, Tom Marsilje.
Fox News: Cancer researcher turned patient
April 11, 2017: another piece on our clinical trials community leader, Tom Marsilje, and how the COLONTOWN Clinic is saving lives.