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Related image for article, Gavin vs. Joe Bully: First-of-its-kind laser surgery shrinks tumor by more than 40 percent

Gavin vs. Joe Bully: First-of-its-kind laser surgery shrinks tumor by more than 40 percent

A recent MRI scan showed 8-year-old Gavin Pierson's formerly peach-sized tumor has shrunk significantly.

Related image for article, Tech Spotlight: A look at Visualase, a minimally invasive laser surgery system

Tech Spotlight: A look at Visualase, a minimally invasive laser surgery system

Visualase has been the Kryptonite to Gavin Pierson’s tumor since he became the first person with a mature teratoma brain tumor to undergo the procedure.

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Gavin’s story: An update by Nicole Pierson

As we approach Gavin’s 17th surgery, we do so with sadness, hope, determination and caution