April 27th, 2012: When it comes to finding a cure for cancer, it is unlikely a super hero will swoop in to save the day, but one team of super scientists just might. FOX 34 checked in with the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine's Cancer Center. Its leaders are nationally recognized for their work but the community rarely gets a behind the scenes look like this. Dr. Patrick Reynolds and his team of University of Southern California researchers first landed in Lubbock in 2008 thanks to state funds made possible by Proposition 15.
"Roughly 25 percent of all the people in the United States are going to encounter cancer personally, and virtually everyone encounters it within the sphere of their family," said Reynolds when asked why the community should care about his research. He and his partners have extensive backgrounds in pediatric oncology, but they have discovered that working to develop new therapies for the treatment of cancer in children and adults proves to be more marketable... read more
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