- October 31, 2013
UCSF's Dr. Michael Korn's reason for pursuing his scientific research is very personal. He tells us, "I was largely raised by my grandmother in a small village in Germany. She was the warm-hearted center of the family who fostered my appreciation for science, arts and music. When I was 17, she developed esophageal cancer. I saw her dwindle away in front of our eyes, in pain and unable to swallow. After several months of agony and with no help available, she was finally relieved from her suffering. Out of this tragedy and loss, I recognized the importance of following my passion for science so that I might help prevent the same suffering among future generations." Please donate to Dr. Korn's project or share with those you know who have been touched by cancer. Together, we are stronger!