Dr. Miriam Rosin
Senior Scientist, BC Cancer Research Centre; Director, BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program, BC Cancer Agency

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Dr. Miriam Rosin: Circling the Globe to Improve Oral Cancer Outcomes

It's a long way from Saskatchewan (where I grew up) to British Columbia, especially if you took the route I did, through the Philippines, Uzbekistan, India and Egypt. My first overseas work was in the Philippines, where I slept on a mat in one of those thatched houses on the side of a mountain in a terraced rice field. My group at the BC Cancer Agency Research Centre was among the first to go overseas to look for ways to identify people at high risk and plan interventions. I swabbed the cheeks of the residents there, collecting the cells needed for research, as chickens and dogs brushed over...