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Physicist mentors young cancer patient in medical career – CNL
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 experience at MD Anderson helped him become a much sought-after college applicant, and he received a full paid scholarship to Stanford University. Leonard and Amos discuss their journey together.

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Title: Physicist mentors young cancer patient in medical career – CNL
Summary: 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 experience at MD Anderson helped him become a much sought-after college applicant, and he received a full paid scholarship to Stanford University. Leonard and Amos discuss their journey together.
Keywords: mentor, proton therapy, radiation, physics, engineer, shane leonard, Richard amos, Stanford, scholarship, mentoring, salivary gland, cancer, swollen lymph node, adenoid cystic carcinoma, head and neck, cnl, cancer newsline
Transcript: http://www.mdanderson.org/transcripts/cancer-newsline/2012/physicist-mentors-young-cancer-patient-in-medical-career-8-27-12.htm