first, let me apologize for a long absence from the blog.
the first three months of second year of fellowship have been very busy. i am currently preparing or helping to conduct three different research projects: one in lymphoma, one in bone marrow transplant, and one in leukemia. all of this work is being done in the background of continuing to enhance my clinical skills by attending multiple clinics each week. lots of work, but a great start to year two.
let me expound on month fourteen for a bit. august was spent at lbj county hospital on the general oncology inpatient service. it’s such an amazing experience to work at both md anderson and a hospital like lbj. at anderson, we see our fair share of early stage cancers. at a county hospital like lbj, cancers tend to present much, much later. it’s hard to determine why this is the case, but a lack of access to medical care and screening probably contributes to this disparity. nevertheless, it’s great that we as md anderson physicians can bring the best of oncologic care to the underprivileged.