Patient 71: the search for a cure for terminal cancer

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:07 pm on 9 August 2017
Patient 71

Patient 71 Photo: supplied

Turning 50 seemed like the toughest challenge Julie Randall had to face until  four days after her birthday. Sitting at her desk at work, she had terrible seizure. Tests revealed the Sydney mother of two had stage four metastatic melanoma and would be lucky to live for another nine months.

She made a promise to her two girls that she would live. She would find a way, and she did. She found a experimental drug trial in the United States that was only supposed to include 70 patients.  She details her search for a cure in her book called Patient 71.

Get the new RNZ app

for easy access to all your favourite programmes

Subscribe to Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm

Podcast (MP3) Oggcast (Vorbis)