Good News: Woman With Aggressive Cancer Delays Treatment in the Name of Science

Mother, grandmother, and biomedical scientist Kimberly Koss of Ohio is battling a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer, called triple negative — but has chosen to skip an initial round of chemotherapy in order to donate some of her deadly cells to science. These triple negative tumors are not very well understood, causing them to be underfunded as well. They have very high mortality rates, making Koss’ act one of extreme bravery. When asked why she chose to miss her first suggested treatment and donate cells, she said her daughter and three granddaughters were her motivation. Due to all of triple negative’s unknowns, there is concern for a hereditary component and Kimberly wants to do all she can to protect her family. Click here for more on this woman’s incredible strength and bravery!