I hope each of you have had a wonderful week. In the past year my father has been diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer. If you have read my past blog about cancer research, you will find that a cure is something I am very interested in researching. This month is national Breast Cancer Awareness month. In that case, I have helped raise money for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer awareness society. Please look into this site if you are interested getting involved, or just want to see what it is all about. I know this topic doesn’t reflect cellular and molecular biology directly, but there are many cell and molex scientists that are researching cancer and trying to find a cure for people you may know! To me, that is VERY important. Also, Dr. Sible is going to be teaching the Cancer Biology class next year!
On a side note, here is an interesting article I found on the Virginia Tech website about the genetic risks of breast cancer. A scientist from Virginia Tech believes, through research, that women that develop breast cancer during pregnancy may pass the risk all the way to their great-granddaughters! If you are interested in reading more about this research the link is provided:
Hope you all have a great Homecoming Week!
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