WASCAA and GRAIL Seminar
Watch a recording here, or learn more about the seminar below!
We had the amazing opportunity to partner with GRAIL to hold a free virtual forum over Zoom on January 26, 2021. GRAIL’s focus is simple: to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL, a collaborative medical initiative, is poised to detect cancer early by combining high-intensity sequencing of unprecedented breadth and depth with the techniques of modern data science. Through what they believe to be one of the largest clinical study programs ever pursued in genomic medicine, GRAIL is creating vast datasets to develop evidence supporting their products. The Zoom forum offered a chance to hear more about these critical developments in cancer research as well as information about STEM research and careers.
Dr. Jennifer Poitras, a leading researcher, shared her unique perspective about STEM careers and her journey to GRAIL. Suzanne Pak, the director of Community and Behavior Health for the Korean Women's Association (serving over 10,000 patients in Washington), also joined us to share her extensive experience with community health with cancer screenings, especially throughout the pandemic.
Visit GRAIL’s website to learn more today, or watch a recording here.
Kick Away Cancer Soccer Tournament
Over the May 25th-26th week, we were able to raise money to support Ashleigh, a local student and soccer player currently recovering from cancer as well. Thank you to the many middle and high school students (of all skill levels) who came out to enjoy some friendly competition! We had plenty of teams of up to 10 members come out to play 6 on 6 soccer. To see photos of some of the teams that played at our event, please click here.
Stay tuned for more events, such as those through WASCAA at UW Seattle student chapter.