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I received my training in chemistry, so when I started working in a biology lab it was a bit of a difficult transition from working with solutions to working with cells and animals. I talk about my experience, and how I thank each of my mice, in this post.
// Why Treating Cancer is So Difficult, Part 1: Your Tumor is Not a Clone
// Part 2: Cancer Cells are Still Cells
// Part 3: Resistance is Not Futile
// Part 4: There is No Google Translate for Science
// Part 5: Is This Thing On?
// Part 1 Update: Attack of the Clones
I have worked in the field of cancer research now for nearly ten years. In that time, the field has advanced so much while cancer deaths continue to rise (cancer was the second leading cause of death in the US in 2015). Given the advances in research, why is it that treating cancer is still so difficult? I have started a series to explore the intricacies of cancer. There are now five posts in the series (and one update with new research), with more coming in the future.
I am passionate about science education, outreach and advocacy. As a scientist, it is important for me to communicate my work as best as I can to the public. Lawmakers (and the public at large) play a key role in my work: they set budgets for funding agencies, and they make laws to regulate science (for example through the Environmental Protection Agency). In these posts, I share a new science communication venture — communicating my science with kids in a new journal called Frontiers for Young Minds, I talk about the importance of being involved in science policy, and I talk about the importance of supporting young scientists (particularly girls).