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