In Memoriam: Shelbie Elise Murphy

Shelbie Murphy, a courageous patient for the past four years, died at Floating Hospital on December 21, 2014, with her family and Dr. Klement by her side. She was 17 years old. A junior at Greater Lowell Technical High School, she was an honor roll student, studying painting and design. The daughter of Jackie A. (Patenaude) Murphy of Lowell and Thomas M. Murphy of Methuen, Shelbie was also a member of Saint Michael Parish in Lowell. To all who knew and loved her, we extend our deepest sympathy. The indomitable character that defined Shelbie's life sustains our memory of her beautiful spirit.

written by Carl Vigeland on behalf of the Newman-Lakka Cancer Institute.

The Newman-Lakka Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity that operates exclusively for scientific, charitable, and educational purposes.  The Foundation will raise funds and provide financial and other support and assistance to nonprofit, tax exempt institutes or centers that provide personalized cancer care including, without limitation, the Newman-Lakka Institute for Personalized Cancer Care at Tufts Medical Center.


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institute logoThe “NEWMAN-LAKKA INSTITUTE for PERSONALIZED CANCER CARE” has recently been established at TUFTS Medical Center in Boston.




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