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Childhood cancer leads her to science

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Mikaela Elwell’s earliest childhood memories are of hospitals and doctors, of sickness and disease and treatment. She did not know it, but she was on the edge of death.

She survived, but it took months of intense chemotherapy that was physically risky, with side effects she still feels today at age 26.

Still, she feels blessed. To defeat acute lymphocytic leukemia, cancer of the blood, would have been a near impossibility only a generation earlier. Now the survival rates for…

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