Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Shiona's First Post

Hello Everyone! My name is Shiona (pronounced Sheena) and I am a sophomore Biology major with a biomedical emphasis. I am interested in the class because many of my family members have been diagnosed with cancer and I would like to know more about what they have been going through and why it is happening. I am particularly interested in lung cancer because it usually has a direct correlation to smoking and has had the greatest impact on my family. I find it so strange that a simple cylinder can cause so much damage. It is truly fascinating how we have all this technology today, yet we seem to be at least one step behind cancer. I am interested to see the new technology that is out there to help us with cancer detection early on.