Brain cancer survivor meets researchers working toward cure
A young brain cancer patient meets researchers at University of Windsor.
Published Friday, November 10, 2017 5:00PM EST
Last Updated Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:04AM EST
A young brain cancer survivor had a chance to see up-close some of the local research underway to fight the disease.
Researchers at the University of Windsor invited 13-year-old Dereck Lau and his sister to participate in a hands-on learning experience Friday.
"When people think about research they think primarily biology,” says Youshaa El-Abed. “We showed them what the computer science do and they were blown away we spent so much time there they were so amazed with the type of stuff they do.”
The day was meant to empower children and youth through their cancer journey and encourage them to become research ambassadors.
Five labs at the school were opened recently for experiential learning.