Girl Scout troop learns about fallen friend's tumor, future of cancer treatments
Girl Scout Troop 45081 from Tigard and Tualatin took a unique field trip at the end of the school year to the Childhood Cancer Therapy Development Institute.
Their fellow troop member, Holly Bruno, was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma cancer when she was just 8 years old. She battled it for two years, but passed away last spring.
Her troop visited the lab where Holly's tumor was donated in hopes of finding treatment for other kids.
The mission of the institute is to move basic science to the start of clinical trials for childhood cancer. The clinic has had success by getting three drugs to trial in the past 33 months.