For all the breakthroughs in cancer care over the last few decades, sometimes the best treatment just doesn’t work. That’s what happened to 6-year-old Jude Cobler of Plano.
When Jude's chemotherapy didn’t work, his odds of survival dropped drastically.
Jude would need a bone marrow transplant. But as a multiracial child -- his mom is from the Philippines, his dad is Caucasian -- chances of finding a match were slim.
Jude is the subject of a new KERA Breakthroughs series called Growing Up After Cancer.
For the next four weeks, we'll take you through Jude's journey -- from his cancer diagnosis and to his recovery.
Explore KERA's digital project here -- there are stories and radio pieces, as well as videos and photos of the Cobler family. And there are preview videos of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, a documentary that will air on KERA-TV starting March 30.