Cancer Researcher

Millions of people come down with cancer each year, inspiring scientists to try to figure out how to prevent, diagnose, treat, and cure the different forms of this disease. Biostatistician Andrew Vickers helps doctors improve the ways they identify and treat prostate cancer. Bioengineer and Interventional Radiologist Derek West uses nanotechnology to kill cancer cells. Biochemist Eugene DeSombre, whose PhD is in chemistry, discovered how different breast cancers react to estrogen and developed a test for that, helping doctors figure out how to treat different cancer patients.