Orlando woman participates in clinical trial for rare tumor disease, paves way for treatment options
ORLANDO, Fla. A young woman from Central Florida with a tumor disease has been volunteering in a national clinical trial to help others born with the same rare condition. in February, father and race director Bill Brooks organized a charity run for hundreds of volunteers around Lake Eola. Now, thanks to a clinical trial Brooks daughter participated in, the first therapy for pediatric patients 2 years of age or older, has been approved by the FDA. "I'm like wow, that's a big thing, you know a parent's never going to have to hear that there's nothing they can do for their child again," Lilly Ann Brooks said. Lilly Ann is now a college student who has plans to return to Central Florida after graduation and pursue a career at Disney World.