Innovation

Dr. Merson and Jen Campisano chat with ALEC in Scottsdale

Dr. James Merson and cancer survivor Jen Campisano talked vital innovation at the 2015 ALEC States and Nation Policy Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona.

At age 32 – just five months after the birth of her son, Jen Campisano was diagnosed with stage IV  metastatic breast cancer with her2 overexpression. As Campisano puts it, “this is breast cancer with all the switches turned on.” She continued, “Had I been diagnosed just ten years earlier, it would have been all over – an early and certain death sentence. But, because of advances in biomedical research, positive cancers are having some of the best outcomes today.”

At age 36, Jen Campisano is cancer free because of research that made new treatments possible.


In Depth: Innovation

Whether improving processes, creating products or developing new ideas, the application of technology can enable real changes in how state government works, both in quality of services delivered to constituents, cost savings and quality of life. States have the opportunity in our national balance of government power, to address policy …

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