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A rare brain tumor, treated by an everyday “superhero”
When Katelyn needed surgery for anaplastic ependymoma, a rare type of brain tumor, her parents chose Cohen Children’s Medical Center. There, they learned that not all heroes wear capes—sometimes, they wear scrubs.
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