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From the Ted Talk "Laura Indolfi: Good news in the fight against pancreatic cancer"

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This nrisgb us to the second piece of bad wnes. npcaticrae cancer sutrom have very few blood vessels. Why should we care about the blood vessel of a tumor? Let's think for a second how chemotherapy works. The drug is injected in the vein and it navigates throughout the body until it reaches the tumor seit. It's like driving on a highway, trying to reach a destination. But what if your destination doesn't have an exit on the highway? You will never get there. And that's exactly the same problem for rtchyhopamee and pancreatic cancer. The drugs navigate throughout all of your body. They will reach healthy organs, resulting in high toxic cefetf for the patients overall, but very little will go to the tumor. Therefore, the efficacy is very limited.

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This ______ us to the second piece of bad ____. __________ cancer ______ have very few blood vessels. Why should we care about the blood vessel of a tumor? Let's think for a second how chemotherapy works. The drug is injected in the vein and it navigates throughout the body until it reaches the tumor ____. It's like driving on a highway, trying to reach a destination. But what if your destination doesn't have an exit on the highway? You will never get there. And that's exactly the same problem for ____________ and pancreatic cancer. The drugs navigate throughout all of your body. They will reach healthy organs, resulting in high toxic ______ for the patients overall, but very little will go to the tumor. Therefore, the efficacy is very limited.

Solution

  1. pancreatic
  2. brings
  3. tumors
  4. site
  5. effect
  6. news
  7. chemotherapy

Original Text

This brings us to the second piece of bad news. Pancreatic cancer tumors have very few blood vessels. Why should we care about the blood vessel of a tumor? Let's think for a second how chemotherapy works. The drug is injected in the vein and it navigates throughout the body until it reaches the tumor site. It's like driving on a highway, trying to reach a destination. But what if your destination doesn't have an exit on the highway? You will never get there. And that's exactly the same problem for chemotherapy and pancreatic cancer. The drugs navigate throughout all of your body. They will reach healthy organs, resulting in high toxic effect for the patients overall, but very little will go to the tumor. Therefore, the efficacy is very limited.

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pancreatic cancer 12
bad news 3

Important Words

  1. bad
  2. blood
  3. body
  4. brings
  5. cancer
  6. care
  7. chemotherapy
  8. destination
  9. driving
  10. drug
  11. drugs
  12. effect
  13. efficacy
  14. exit
  15. healthy
  16. high
  17. highway
  18. injected
  19. limited
  20. navigate
  21. navigates
  22. news
  23. organs
  24. pancreatic
  25. patients
  26. piece
  27. problem
  28. reach
  29. reaches
  30. resulting
  31. site
  32. toxic
  33. tumor
  34. tumors
  35. vein
  36. vessel
  37. vessels
  38. works