Teen turns her cancer into science project honored by President Obama at White House Science Fair

May 28, 2014 6:40 AM

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Teen turns her cancer into science project honored by President Obama at White House Science Fair

At the age of 12, Elana Simon was diagnosed with a liver cancer known as fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. After her tumor was successfully removed, Simon, at 15, suggested a study to her surgeon. The Dalton School senior was among more than 100 students recognized by Obama for work in science, technology, engineering and math competitions or programs.

WASHINGTON - At just 18-years-old, Elana Simon from Manhattan has beaten a rare form of cancer, co-authored a study on the disease and been accepted to Harvard University.

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