Skip to comments.Teen helps scientists study her own rare disease
Posted on 02/27/2014 8:48:40 PM PST by Borges
First the teenager survived a rare cancer. Then she wanted to study it, spurring a study that helped scientists find a weird gene flaw that might play a role in how the tumor strikes.
Age 18 is pretty young to be listed as an author of a study in the prestigious journal Science. But the industrious high school student's efforts are bringing new attention to this mysterious disease.
"It's crazy that I've been able to do this," said Elana Simon of New York City, describing her idea to study the extremely rare form of liver cancer that mostly hits adolescents and young adults.
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What an amazing story.
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Warrior lady. Parents should be proud.
Tell me about it; she’s gonna be a specialist in this.
This may be one of those cases where one is meant to endure suffering for a while until you have learned something profound from the first hand experience. A brave young lady.