Dr. Belasco Featured in Philadelphia Tribune

Published on in CHOP News

July 21, 2009 — Jean B. Belasco, MD, a neuro-oncologist with the Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, was featured in an article titled, "Experiment Gone Right," in the online Philadelphia Tribune on July 21.

The story chronicles Dr. Belasco's successful experimental treatment of Jamilla Hanson, a 14-year-old with a malignant brain tumor who had a 20-30 percent chance of survival.

Hanson, now 22, shares her experience with fighting cancer, her care at CHOP, and her plans to help other children in similar circumstances.