Clinical Research Patient Stories

Each of our patients has a unique story and reason why they volunteer for clinical research studies. Learn more about their experiences participating in research and clinical trials here at University Hospitals, and advice they have for those who may or may not be considering volunteering themselves.

Mark Bionci

Mark’s Story

Mark Bionci is Cystic Fibrosis patient who has been participating in clinical trials his entire life. Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Hear about Mark’s...

Pete McVoy

Pete’s Story

Pete McVoy participated in an immunotherapy clinical trial after he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, adrenocortical carcinoma, in 2014 and a 12-pound tumor was removed from his kidney. Hear about his experience with clinical research...