Earlier this month Vassar College posted a video on Lucile Packard Children's Hospital neurologist Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, and her groundbreaking work on diffuse pontine glioma. "It's a terrible disease," she said of the highly aggressive pediatric brain tumor. "And the child usually dies within a year."
In the video Monje talks about the young patient who inspired her to work in this field, and another who helped further her research, and she discusses her path to becoming a physician-researcher. It's a personal, touching piece, and well worth watching.
Previously: New Stanford trial targets rare brain tumor