My name is Angela Thomas and I am a 15 year old junior attending the J.R. Masterman School. I was born in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital on December 4, 1980. For the past 16 years I have resided in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. Some of my hobbies include candy striping, collecting classic CD's, and playing solitaire.
I have been interested in working as an OB/GYN for the past three years. Acting on this interest I participated in a program called Medical Explorers where I heard doctors describe their fields and show pictures of their research. After completing this program I had interest lying in every field from obstetrics to pulmonary medicine. I was then afforded the opportunity to work with a doctor studying his/her field of medicine. Working through the Minority High School Student Research Apprenticeship program and with Joel Goldwein, M.D., I devised An Introduction to Cancer: A Primer for High School Students.
Having done research
for several projects, I noticed that while there is an array of
information, few sources present it in a way that is amusing and
engaging to anyone. I have also found that reference materials
geared toward teenagers are so infantile that they are not even
employable for the level of research required. In writing An Introduction
to Cancer... I kept all of these considerations in mind. I added
pictures, animations, and diagrams to captivate readers. I also
included facts from several sources to make sure that it would
not be beneath a teenager's level of intelligence.
Cancer and oncology have proven to be two very interesting research topics. I hope that An Introduction to Cancer: A Primer for
High School Students has been of some assistance to those seeking general information about cancer, causes, treatments and
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Jun 24, 2010 - Many health care professionals ask patients about smoking and advise them to quit but do not follow guidelines to help patients actually give up the habit, according to research published online May 27 in Nicotine & Tobacco Research.