Pediatric Brain Tumor Research: Unique Challenges and Opportunities

October 28, 2014 7:20 PM

5 0

Pediatric Brain Tumor Research: Unique Challenges and Opportunities

At the age of 10, my friend Sydney was diagnosed with a tumor in her brainstem, the part of the brain that controls life's most vital functions. Her cancer was inoperable and did not respond to other treatments. Sydney, the most vivacious member of my fifth grade class, had her life taken by this unforgiving disease when she was only 11 years old.

Pediatric brain cancer touches people's lives in a unique way. "When a tumor grows in the brain it threatens to affect the core of the self," said Dr. Sarah Leary, a physician at Seattle Children's Hospital. "The brain is the center of who we are, and it can't be removed and replaced." Couple this i...

Read more

To category page

Loading...