I am very happy to have my first PubMed indexed article is published! Firstly, I would like to explain how I got involved in this article and then what we have shown in the study.


Last year, 2020 summer, my lectures were online and I was back at home. Although this period was very difficult and nothing much was expected from us, I wanted to do my best. I took online courses first, but it was very inefficient, I could only finish one or two.

Even though professional development wasn’t easy with being away from laboratories and clinics, I still wanted to do something. I talked to my professor whom I had a hematology internship at his clinic before. I mentioned that being included in the publications will provide me a significant advantage in terms of the programs I will apply for in the future, as well as what I will learn in this process. Within a few days, I was working for a study. I hope to be able to share the published version of this research in the coming months.

And now about this published work… I called my professor Eda Açıkgöz, whom we had just met, and said that I wanted to participate in her studies. After a few weeks, I had joined the article that was now published. I found a place for myself in this article by contributing to the writing and helping in the publishing stages of this study.

The key point for the two studies was to ask. I would be ashamed before asking about such things and I think many people have it, but I think it is more than okay to ask. I don’t think anyone will come and say “Come with me, let’s work and write an article together”. I would feel bad if I didn’t ask the professors to participate in these studies after reading an article about authorship (although not specifically about this but still). For the article I mentioned: So if you want to do something while you are a student, you should ask. You got nothing to lose.

What Did We Find in Our Study?

After the stem cells from the DU-145 prostate cancer cell line were isolated, the spheroid formation was induced, certain markers were stained. Ki-67 was used as proliferation marker and caspase-3 was used as apoptosis marker. In addition to the necrotic, dormant and proliferative zones, an additional transparent zone was observed. Some spheroids displayed a blastula-like appearance. The similarities between cancer and embryo have been demonstrated in this study despite the limitations and can be used as a basis for further studies. To read the details of the article, you can download the article for free from the link below until August 9, 2021:

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