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FOX4: Pembroke Hill junior hoping to improve cancer treatment through research with Saint Luke's

September 25, 2019

A metro 16-year-old is working to change the world through cancer research.

Katrina Case, a junior at Pembroke Hill, has been working with doctors at Saint Luke's Cancer Institute in hopes to uncover new findings in immunotherapy cancer treatments. Now, she is heading to Spain to present her preliminary research at the 2019 European Society for Medical Oncology conference after winning the local BioNexus Health Challenge.

FOX4 talked to Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian, an oncologist at Saint Luke's, who worked with Katrina directly on the project.

"She had the patience and the willingness to do all the hard work, go to full-time school, and all her other extra-curricular activities," Dr. Subramanian said. "And then she'll show up right on time after school in my office, show me what she's done so far, where the problems are, where she couldn't understand what's happening, and we'll work through that."

"I see the talent in her, and I think she can do a lot of good things, particularly when it comes to cancer research," Dr. Subramanian said.

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