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News Roundup: 12-Year-Old Completes Proton Therapy for Cancer at Scripps

Note to Patients: The following news is posted for archival purposes only. Scripps is no longer accepting new patients for proton therapy.

Nebraska girl returns home after successful treatments

12-Year-Old Izabella Voelker overcomes a brain tumor after compelting proton therapy.

Nebraska girl returns home after successful treatments

News media outlets recently covered the heartwarming story of 12-year-old Izabella Voelker, who recently completed proton therapy for brain cancer at Scripps. Izabella was given just a 5-percent chance of survival after undergoing surgery, but is doing well after her proton treatments, which were recommended due to proton’s ability to effectively destroy the tumor while sparing sensitive surrounding structures.


View the NBC San Diego coverage: 12-Year-Old Finishes Proton Treatment for Rare Brain Tumor.


Watch the WOWT-TV story: Nebraska Girl Beats the Odds Against Brain Cancer.


Read the story in the Hastings Review (Nebraska): Proton Therapy, Whales Gives Holstein Girl Hope.

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