Effective Treatment For Radiation Proctosis Offered to Prostate Cancer Patients

Effective Treatment For Radiation Proctosis Offered to Prostate Cancer Patients
The National Cancer Institute estimates that over 200,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed each year resulting in almost 30,000 deaths annually. These metrics make prostate cancer the leading cause of non-skin related cancer and the second most fatal form of cancer. Standard therapies to combat prostate cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

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Katie McCallum is a PhD candidate at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics program. While at the bench, her research is primarily focused on the basic biology governing host-microbial interactions. Katie's research interests extend far beyond the scope of medical microbiology. Her exposure to the enormity of collaborative effort and innovative research that exists in the Texas Medical Center has fostered her interest in science communication and science outreach. Katie is a correspondent for BioNews Texas

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