Sia A. 2024 | BASIS Independent McLean
- Project Title: Cancer Misconceptions: How Does the Media Contribute to Cancer Misconceptions Among the US Population?
- Basis Independent Advisor: Dr. Pittman
- Internship Location: National Institute of Health
- Onsite Mentor: Dr. Hanada, Dr. Gurusamy
Cancer is a topic that the majority of people in the US have some experience with. I am focusing my project on common misunderstandings about cancer among the US population and the sources of these misunderstandings. My internship will be at the National Institute of Health. In the month of March, I will work at Dr. Devi Gurusamy's lab and see some of her work on mitochondrial biology as well as discuss her previous work experience in a cancer research lab. In April and May I will work in Dr. Kenichi Hanada's cancer research lab and get a glimpse of his research on renal cancer as well as interview him about my project's topic. I plan to use sociological research methods and statistical analysis.