Episcopal senior honored at Mayo Clinic for kidney cancer research

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Episcopal School of Jacksonville senior Alice Choi was honored at the Mayo Clinic Mary 17 for her research on the early detection of kidney cancer.

Choi – the recipient of a grant from the Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation – has spent approximately 125 hours working in the Mayo Clinic Florida lab under the supervision of researchers. Her investigation focuses on the use of gold nanosensors to identify cancer cells in kidney cancer.

Mayo Clinic Florida researchers, Choi’s teachers, and member from Jacksonville-based Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation recognized Choi’s achievements and presented her with an award. The May 17 luncheon also honored Choi’s teacher, Marion Zeiner.

“The young minds of today are inspiring. We believe they will find the markers and cure for cancer,” said Linda Ostoski, Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation president. “We were proud to sponsor Alice as she researched the early detection of kidney cancer. We know her future will be very bright.”

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