Cancer is an inescapable disease. It is safe to assume that nearly everyone we know, if not everyone, knows of someone who has had cancer, whether it be a friend or a relative. Even the word cancer is taboo in our society, due to the negative connotations it draws. Mentioning the word cancers often causes many people to conjure images of the pain and suffering family or friends had to go through. To live in such a society that is defeated by a disease is reminiscent of Europe during the Black Plague. Yet our numbers are far worse. As an undergraduate student extremely interested in medicine, it is very difficult to avoid cancer. Looking up to the physicians that I want to become like one day for an answer only draws expectancy and desire until feelings of demanding a cure manifest themselves. When will medicine solve this case? Questioning things and not taking the initiative to do something draws circles in the ground with a stick. This program allows students such as me, those who look up and aspire to be like great physicians that we all know, an opportunity that cannot be afforded elsewhere. Initiative needs to be taken. Initiative is easy to find when you are confronted with something that you personally believe in. Nanotechnology is the future of medicine. As science becomes more familiar with nano-particles, the more personalized medicine can become. Nano-particles can be used to be sent in the body to locate tumors, to scope out the density of tumors, or even to eliminate tumors. The possibilities of medicine intertwined with this technology are endless. I think that nanotechnology will prove to be invaluable to cancer research. Even when first hearing about the idea of using nanotechnology in the human body, I had a feeling the repercussions of this advancement would be massive. Believing in something sincerely to me is one of the greatest motivators. It would be an honor and a privilege to serve alongside some of the brightest minds working with what I think will be some of the best technology. The prospect of furthering the understanding of cancer only takes a step closer to a cure. As a motivated individual fascinated by that prospect, it is time to take initiative to make that step. For me, this step starts here at the CaNCURE program.