Cancer has always been a part of Clarissa Martins'
life. When she was nine, her mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and told she had only a short time to live. But then a doctor suggested a groundbreaking treatment - a treatment which influenced Clarissa's own interest in cancer research. The UNR senior recently won the 2012 Thomas J. Bardos Award for her research
. We talk to Clarissa about her national award, and what's next on the frontier of cancer research.
Clarissa Martins, senior, UNR, and winner, 2012 Thomas J. Bardos Award