Last updated: July 2019
Christine Wu was diagnosed Stage IV ROS1 lung cancer in June 2015 that had metastasized to her brain. She was only 51. Due to targeted therapy and her excellent Canadian medical team, she has been able to live a normal and active life.
Christine is a dedicated lung cancer advocate. She joined ROS1der (an American ROS1 patients and caregivers group) and Chinese ROS1 group. She is very active in connecting the two groups together because she believed that we are stronger than being alone. She volunteered not only to fill the language gap between the two groups, but also to serve as the ambassador to bridge the cultural gaps within her capacity. She is also a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society -Peer Support Program - helping new patients. She also raised over $16,000 within one month for the Bonnie J Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) to launch research and advocacy specially for ROS1 lung cancer.
Christine received her BSC degree in China and, MSc and PhD degrees in Canada all in Engineering. She worked as a professor in the Faculty of Engineering before she was diagnosed. She is thankful to her husband and three children who help her recovery and live her life to the full.
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