Mentor: Terri Conneran
Since 2017, Terri Conneran has been battling stage III lung cancer. Eventually, the biomarker that was causing her non-small cell adenocarcinoma was identified as a KRAS biomarker. Unable to find a support group with others on a similar journey, she founded KRAS Kickers 2019 to create a network for patients and families in search of KRAS Knowledge Research & Advocacy for Survivorship.
KRAS Kickers, members engage with leading doctors, researchers, and advocates, learn about new developments and clinical trials, connect to resources, build community, and share their stories to give hope to each other with a common goal to kick cancer’s KRAS!
Scientist: Anne-Marie Baird, Ph.D.
Dr Anne-Marie Baird is a molecular biologist, who has worked extensively on lung and prostate cancer. Her research interests are in inflammation, drug resistance, disease biomarkers and the metastatic cascade. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and is an active member of many scientific committees and steering groups. Through the deaths of two family members from lung cancer, Anne-Marie became involved in lung cancer patient advocacy in 2012, and has been president of Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE) since May 2020.