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Hi everyone, my name’s Jess and I’m writing today’s blog balancing clinical work with academia. This is an important issue for many SIOP young investigators, as many of us have clinical backgrounds and have then developed an academic interest which we try to balance alongside our work with patients. These challenges often vary based on the demands of your clinical role and on whether your research is lab-based or more clinical.
There are some inspiring young investigators worldwide focusing on a variety of different targeted therapies for pediatric cancer. I had the chance to discuss the personal experience of one of our own, Dr. Rayne Rouce, an oncology physician and researcher at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, who has devoted her time so far to teaching and to collaborative work in the field. She is an avid volunteer and has volunteered for several years for many volunteer organizations in the field. Below is a summary of our conversation