Cancer and Carrot Cake

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I spent the past few days shadowing a radiation oncologist at the Prairie Center, the Avera Cancer InstituteĀ in Sioux Falls, South Dakota . I am still trying to decide if the highlight of my stay was the carrot cake we had for dessert on Monday night or watching him administer intraoperative radiation to a breast […]

Learning the Ropes of Carcinogen Regulation: Week One

During my first week of research, I created an outline with a lengthy list of in depth questions that I hope to answer throughout my project. This outline will function as a guideline for my final paper. My outline begins with identifying the causes for cancer and determining why certain materials are carcinogenic, and ends […]

Researching Teen Drinking and Alcohol Use: First Steps

This past week I’ve been working on getting my project off the ground, including scheduling my first interviews, conducting them, transcribing them, and looking for patterns and potential codes (and also unpacking and cleaning my room, but I haven’t quite gotten around to that yet). So far I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the number of […]