Byram Hills High School senior wins award for cancer research

Samantha Schaevitz landed the Neuroscience Research Prize for Work on Potential New Cancer Treatment.

News 12 Staff

Feb 1, 2023, 1:30 PM

Updated 484 days ago

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A Byram Hills High School senior won a big award for her work in cancer research.
Samantha Schaevitz landed the Neuroscience Research Prize for Work on Potential New Cancer Treatment.
The American Academy of Neurology rewarded her for her research on a more effective treatment for the most aggressive form of brain cancer.
Schaevitz says the death of her young cousin from glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, is what motivated her work. She worked with mice to investigate the effects of increasing pressure of drug delivery to penetrate brain tumors.
Experts say it could transform cancer treatment by using lower doses of cancer drugs, which could lead to fewer unwanted side effects.
The prize includes a $1,000 award and a trip to present her work at the academy's annual meeting in Boston in April.


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