Imunotherapy: A Career In The Medical Field

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Not a lot of people know what they want to be when they “grow up.” To those that enter the medical field, most of them find out what kind of medical path they wish to take when they experience the classes and the studies, or even the experiences that go along with it. Some medical professionals choose to serve people by caring for them as nurses or becoming surgeons.

And there are those that spend their careers in a lab. Their purpose is to make the world better through the research they are doing. To find a cure for cancer is something Dr. Tina Cascone, MD, PhD, does. While still being a physician to her patients, she makes sure to spend some time studying on how immunotherapy can be used to treat cancers. According to Life Hacker, she drifted towards cancer research after a close friend of hers developed cancer while she was still studying in medical school.
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When asked what drove her to choose her career path in oncology, she said that almost everyone knows or has known someone who was affected by cancer. It was her friend that became the catalyst for her goal to learn more about the disease that takes millions of lives. During her last few years in medical school she became involved in cancer research studies dedicated to chemotherapies. She wants to make an impact to human lives.

Her advice to those seeking a career in a medical field? “Medicine is a very noble profession,” says Dr. Cascone. She went on to explain that there is no greater satisfaction than the feeling of helping others. She encourages anyone that is thinking of entering medical school to shadow a physician and get familiar with the research involved in their field to better understand what kind of career direction they may

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