GSU student thinking different career path after GUIDE internship

Michaela Wascher-Disney may have discovered a new career path this summer. Wascher-Disney, a rising senior at Governors State University, spent part of her summer conducting cancer research as a NCI P20 grant intern called GUIDE (Governors State University – UI Cancer Center Disparity Education). The project prepares college students and junior faculty for careers in cancer disparities research by equipping them with the skills and abilities to respond to the rapidly-changing landscape of…

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Tyler has newfound love for disparity research

Mark Tyler knew that cancer treatments and research were constantly advancing. What he didn’t know was how much room for growth there was – specifically in aspects like building community and equality-based approaches. This summer, Tyler, a junior at Governors State University, took part in Governors State University – UI Cancer Center Disparity Education (GUIDE) Project as an intern. The project prepares college students and junior faculty for careers in cancer disparities research…

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Genetic counseling stars in new UI Cancer Center film

That’s a wrap.The University of Illinois Cancer Center has finished production on a new six and one-half minute video to educate women - particularly of African American descent - on the importance of genetic counseling, which provides information to individuals on how hereditary conditions, such as cancer, might affect them or their family. Most importantly, the video is designed to motivate underserved minority women with a high-risk family history to attend genetic counseling…

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