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Helping cancer patients

Alyssa Tijerina

Alyssa Tijerina, a nursing and psychology junior, received an internship in 2020 with the Texas Center for Proton Therapy, which uses an advanced form of radiation that employs protons to destroy cancer cells while minimizing damage to the surrounding tissue.

“I offered Alyssa the opportunity to develop this new internship because I believe her multifaceted interests, both in nursing and psychology, would be a great fit for what we do at the center,” says Gary Barlow, the center’s administrative director.

Research teams and medical experts at the center work with patients through in-depth studies and cutting-edge trials to address challenges and identify ways to better treat, diagnose, and prevent cancer.

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