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Summer Symposium Series: Health Sciences Career Resources

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9 10 11 12
A career in the health sciences would let you help people directly in a very 'hands-on' way!
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Summer Symposium Series: Health Sciences Career Resources

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Helping Patients through Drug Discovery

Learn how researchers from Amgen are developing new drugs for cancer.
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Helping Patients through Drug Discovery

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Does Living Near High-Voltage Power Lines Cause Cancer?

Learn about the risks of electromagnetic radiation near high-voltage power lines.
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Does Living Near High-Voltage Power Lines Cause Cancer?

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Exploring Canada’s Particle Accelerators

Particle accelerators have amazing applications - from growing food to making airplanes safe.
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Exploring Canada’s Particle Accelerators

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Nusheen Ditta

Job Title
Senior Study Data Manager
Nusheen Ditta is a Senior Study Data Manager for Hoffmann-La Roche (Roche Canada).
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Nusheen Ditta

Eden Klein

Eden Klein

Job Title
Education and Knowledge Exchange Specialist, Cancer Education
Eden Klein is an Education and Knowledge Exchange Specialist of Cancer Education for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
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Eden Klein

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Elena Kuzmin

Job Title
Postdoctoral Fellow
Elena Kuzmin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University.
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Elena Kuzmin

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Why is Henrietta Lacks Important?

When the cells of Henrietta Lacks were collected by medical researchers after her death in 1951, it changed the future of medicine.
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Why is Henrietta Lacks Important?

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Radiation Effects on the Body

This backgrounder explains the potential effects of radiation on the human body.
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Radiation Effects on the Body

Gamma ray image of the Milky Way taken by NASA’s Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope (NASA)

Gamma Rays: Helper or Hazard?

Gamma rays might make you think of cancer, harmful radiation or superheroes. But gamma rays have lots of uses: food safety, manufacturing and even medicine!
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Gamma Rays: Helper or Hazard?

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Can Your Own Cells Cure Cancer?

When a person has cancer, CAR-T Therapy uses their own cells to destroy the cancer cells in their body.
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Can Your Own Cells Cure Cancer?

People with cancer and their caregivers

Why Do So Many People Get Cancer?

We all know someone who has been affected by cancer. What causes cancer? Why is it getting more common?
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Why Do So Many People Get Cancer?

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Is Vaping Safer Than Smoking?

Learn how e-cigarettes and other vaping products work, and why scientists and health professionals have concerns about their safety.
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Is Vaping Safer Than Smoking?