Teen Interning to Research Her Own Cancer

Lauren Bendesky, 17, is in remission and conducting cancer research at a lab at Texas Medical Center.
1:18 | 09/02/14

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Summer internships are more than just another line on your resident as proven by -- been desk. Who was diagnosed with stage four -- -- -- three years ago when she was just fourteen. It's -- a huge -- I guess kind of it was -- shock. Basically my whole life stopped and had set to going to treatment and then nurses and doctors became and you like how combing grainy family -- -- that was the hardest part. After undergoing chemotherapy radiation and -- stem cell transplant Lauren. Is healthy today and in remission -- doctor at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston was so impressed with her that he put her to work in the research lab. Part of that work involves analyzing her own cancer to help unlock possible clues. To a cure. Every -- of Mingus sun rays are keen to hope I knew chi -- options very attentive cancer that I had me -- my blood my first -- -- and I'm actually using. Parts of my blood for my own experience. She's accomplished enough in four weeks that she's been here. That we have some important pieces of data from experiments as she did not surprisingly -- has the ambition to become a pediatric oncologists.

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