T.J. Sharpe is a Stage IV melanoma patient who shares his journey through cancer in the Patient #1 Blog on http://www.philly.com/patient1/. Diagnosed in 2012 with tumors in multiple organs, he has undergone six surgeries and four immunotherapy treatments across two clinical trials. The initial failures, and subsequent response, have been chronicled in his blog posts. He writes how a cancer patient’s challenges mirror those many face, and portrays life through the optimistic prism of a patient on the road towards overcoming melanoma’s long odds and deadly consequences. As his health has continually improved, he has become an outspoken advocate for melanoma and cancer research and clinical trial participation, in addition to being a consultant for the biopharma and R&D fields. T.J. lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with his wife and two young children.
Title: Health Blogger and Patient Experience