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Bereaved mother Mycah Clemons raised money for a summer scholarship at Stanford for research on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. The move sparked a series of experiments that have led to a possible treatment for the tumor.
Eight years after being diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer, whose treatment led to other health complications, Ginger Powell is cancer-free. “Being cared for at Stanford gives me so much hope,” she said.
In mice, a fatal brainstem tumor was cleared by injecting it with engineered T cells that recognized the cancer and targeted it for destruction. The Stanford discovery is moving to human trials.