Physicist mentors young cancer patient in medical career

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Download podcast from iTunes: http://www3.mdanderson.org/streams/AudioPlayer.cfm?xml=cfg%2FCNL-Physici... Shane Leonard was a high school student who had to give up a coveted engineering internship to be treated for salivary gland cancer at MD Anderson Cancer Center. It turned out to be one of the best experiences of his life. During Leonard’s treatment at MD Anderson’s Proton Therapy Center, he formed a bond with Richard Amos, senior medical physicist. Leonard’s mentoring...

Young Cancer Patient Inspires Hope

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Shane Leonard, a talented young man with his whole life ahead of him, did not let cancer create despair. Instead, Shane looked for opportunities in his new cancer hospital surroundings to inspire his future. At 17, cancer was found in his salivary gland. After surgery, he came to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for follow-up proton radiation treatment. In Shane's spare time, he would study quantum mechanics lectures and became friends with the senior medical physicist of...