I will keep this as brief as I can, but you can dig deeper at www.steveholmes.net.au
Founder Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation Australia, The Main Beach Foundation, and The Cancer Toolkit.
I develop and implement cancer resources that directly contribute/help to reduce unnecessary and avoidable cancer deaths.
These resources better equip Business, Industry & Community environments ahead of, or in response to, an unexpected cancer diagnosis.
In October 2016 I was diagnosed with a very terminal and seemingly unbeatable cancer diagnosis that completely derailed my life giving me just 3 to 6 months to live. There were no known survivors from a stage 4 Cholangiocarcinoma setting at that time.
Cholangiocarcinoma is a bile duct cancer that involves the Liver, Gallbladder, Stomach, Pancreas, and Duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). This is a very aggressive cancer with very poor survival outcomes, and if metastatic stage 4 as I was, then less than 1% is the number I had to face.
Fast forward to October 2017 when I was diagnosed as cancer free – NED (no evidence of disease) – a Full and Complete Response, the second ever such success via Merck’s clinical trial Keynote 158.
What happened in 2017 placed me at the center of a stunning modern-day medical breakthrough. I had unwittingly graduated with a very intimate and unique knowledge in modern medical breakthroughs and what is now possible for patient survival.