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Jan 26, 2016
Emily Whitehead made international headlines when her doctors at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) declared her cancer-free. Emily received an experimental treatment at CHOP in April 2012 after her acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer, relapsed for the second time.
Philly.com caught up with Emily and her family during her 12th birthday celebration — five years after the doctors at CHOP saved her life.
Read the interview on Philly.com.
Here’s what you can expect after contacting the Cancer Immunotherapy Program.
The Cancer Immunotherapy Program has several clinical trials available to qualified patients.
Emily Whitehead was the first pediatric patient treated with an experimental immunotherapy for advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
The $100,000 the foundation raised will go directly to a new clinical trial testing the treatment Emily received on other types of cancer.
CHOP sent two guests to President Obama’s announcement of the Precision Medicine Initiative: Dr. Altschuler and Emily Whitehead.