Blakleigh: Liver Tumor

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Blakleigh: Liver Tumor


“Blakleigh’s story speaks to the need to keep fighting for better treatment options for our kids.”

— Kasi, Blakleigh's mother


Four-year-old Blakleigh was out of options. Her Stage 3 hepatoblastoma was proving resistant to chemotherapy, threatening her life, when her local oncologist reached out to a team of pediatric liver specialists at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, who are pioneering a treatment that targets radioactive micro-beads directly to the tumor site, while sparing surrounding healthy liver tissue.