Articles by Soyi Sarkar


Closing the Gap: Breast Cancer in African American vs. White Women

It is no mystery that poverty, socioeconomic disparities, and race have enormous impacts on our health and the probability of contracting many illnesses. The intersectionality of race and poverty play a critical role in risk-promoting lifestyles, limited access to healthcare, increased exposure to carcinogens, and ultimately, cancer development (Wells et.al, 2019). Caught in the web…

Immunotherapy Through History

Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that harnesses the power of the human immune system to fight cancer. In the last decade, immunotherapies have revolutionized the field of oncology and personalized medicine. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy target cancer cells but often times, as collateral damage, destroy healthy tissue as well. As a result, physicians…

The Microbiome

From the late 19th century through the 20th century, scientists and physicians have characterized diseases that afflict humans as illnesses caused by germs. Contracting these diseases can be avoided by disinfecting. In the case that we do contract these pathogen caused diseases, doctors are trusted to identify the germ and propose a respective solution.  Discovery…

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