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“Lung cancer wasn’t even on my radar. Then I was diagnosed.”

The disease is often detected late—which can have fatal consequences. But thanks to innovations in diagnostic tools, there’s a way to catch lung cancer earlier. Here’s how early detection saved one woman’s life.

Bringing game-changing healthcare technology to life

For the last 10 years, Johnson & Johnson Innovation has been on a mission to accelerate early-stage innovation aimed at advancing healthcare. As digital technology external innovation lead, Varun Ramdevan looks for the best ideas—and helps make them a reality.

Meet the marathoner who is blazing a trail in the male-dominated STEM field

Nina Raver-Shapira, Ph.D., loves a challenge: The Johnson & Johnson scientist persisted for years to develop an innovative surgical patch that helps stop problematic bleeding during surgery—and she’s also a record-breaking elite athlete. For Women’s Equality Day, find out how she got her start, what achievements she’s most proud of and where she finds inspiration.

“No one would believe me when I suspected I had lung cancer”

Learn about one patient’s journey toward getting an accurate diagnosis—and why it’s crucial to always advocate for your health.

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“So many people were there for me when I had cancer. Now I get to pay it forward”

As both a cancer survivor and caregiver, Shauna Smith knows the power of feeling supported when facing the disease. That’s why she founded Johnson & Johnson’s Cancer Focus Group—so every employee has somewhere to turn if they or someone they love is faced with a diagnosis.

“My battle with IBD has fueled my passion for helping patients like me”

Sid Jain, a leader on the pharmaceutical R&D data science team at Johnson & Johnson, knows that new and better treatment options change lives. And being a Crohn’s disease patient himself has supercharged his mission to help revolutionize the research process.

“I’ve developed innovative sutures that help save lives”

Johnson & Johnson got its start as a pioneer of sterile surgical sutures and continues to make advancements today. Jesse Nawrocki, Ph.D., shares how he and his award-winning team are working to make surgery easier for doctors and safer for patients.

Advancing diversity: 3 healthcare experts share their career stories

The statistics are stark: People of color are vastly underrepresented in medical and scientific professions. But various programs—including ones sponsored by Johnson & Johnson—are working to help level the playing field.

“I helped create the lens that treated my mom’s cataracts”

For Cataract Awareness Month, learn about one employee’s very personal mission to help restore vision for people who undergo cataract surgery.

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By the numbers: Understanding dry eye disease

For National Dry Eye Awareness Month, learn about the causes of this common condition and how Johnson & Johnson is helping to find treatment options.

What to know about We All Belong: 2023 DEI Impact Review

The annual report details how Johnson & Johnson is harnessing the power of diversity, equity and inclusion to provide better care around the world.
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