As a teenager, Kurt Weiss battled and beat osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer that spread to his lungs and took his leg. Now a medical student, Weiss is on a year’s leave from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, exploring life as a physician-scientist as he studies how osteosarcoma metastasizes and why it always migrates to the lungs. continued...
By Lisa Chiu
Photo: William K. Geiger
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Reprinted from the HHMI Bulletin,
July 2001, page 30.
©2001 Howard Hughes Medical Institute