BY James Thomas

Before I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, I considered clinical trials a last-ditch effort.

In my mind, they were only for people who were willing to try absolutely anything to stay alive — even if it meant enduring pain and discomfort.

It turns out that all of my assumptions were wrong. So, today, I know better.

I’ve been on an immunotherapy clinical trial now for about two years. It’s led by Dr. Maria Cabanillas...

Thyroid cancer survivor James Thomas and his wife, Edith