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Antoneicka Harris earns PhD

June 17, 2018 GMT

Antoneicka Harris, of Kankakee, received her doctorate from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where she studied biomedical sciences, translational sciences and philosophy. She is a 2005 graduate of Kankakee High School. Antoneicka is working in Texas, where she received a post-doctoral fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her responsibilities include researching the role of FGFR2-BICC1 fusions in the development and tumorigenicity of a rare malignancy called cholangiocarcinoma, specifically intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Results from these studies will lead to the development of novel treatment options for patients who suffer from this disease.