Preeti Dudakia, now 52, was only 47 when she was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer. After discovering the cancer had spread to her abdomen, she had a full abdominal hysterectomy, followed by six cycles of chemotherapy at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
She says: “My mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 60. Because of my family history the genetics team at The Royal Marsden recommended I try the SOLO-1 trial. I had monthly treatment for two years and now I’m in remission. Touch wood, the cancer isn’t coming back.
“Since my diagnosis five years ago, there have been some really rapid advances in treatment for ovarian cancer, and clinical trials like SOLO-1 are a crucial part of this. The trial gave me a sense of purpose and I hope the findings could benefit patients for years to come.”