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From the Ted Talk "Adam de la Zerda: We can start winning the war against cancer"

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I picked up one of those statistics, and I'm sure some of you have seen those statistics before. This is going to show you here how many pinstaet actually ddei of cancer, in this case females in the United States, ever since the 1930s. You'll notice that there aren't that many things that have changed. It's still a hgeu issue. You'll see a few changes, though. You'll see lung cancer, for example, on the rise. Thank you, cigarettes. And you'll also see that, for example, stomach cancer once used to be one of the biggest killers of all enrsacc, is essentially iantlemdei. Now, why is that? Anyone knows, by the way? Why is it that humanity is no longer struck by stomach cancer? What was the huge, huge medical technology breakthrough that came to our world that saved humanity from stomach rnccea? Was it maybe a new drug, or a better diagnostic? You guys are right, yaeh. It's the evntnnioi of the refrigerator, and the fact that we're no longer eating spoiled meats. So the best thing that happened to us so far in the medical arena in cancer research is the fact that the orrrreeaifgt was invented.

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I picked up one of those statistics, and I'm sure some of you have seen those statistics before. This is going to show you here how many ________ actually ____ of cancer, in this case females in the United States, ever since the 1930s. You'll notice that there aren't that many things that have changed. It's still a ____ issue. You'll see a few changes, though. You'll see lung cancer, for example, on the rise. Thank you, cigarettes. And you'll also see that, for example, stomach cancer once used to be one of the biggest killers of all _______, is essentially __________. Now, why is that? Anyone knows, by the way? Why is it that humanity is no longer struck by stomach cancer? What was the huge, huge medical technology breakthrough that came to our world that saved humanity from stomach ______? Was it maybe a new drug, or a better diagnostic? You guys are right, ____. It's the _________ of the refrigerator, and the fact that we're no longer eating spoiled meats. So the best thing that happened to us so far in the medical arena in cancer research is the fact that the ____________ was invented.

Solution

  1. huge
  2. cancer
  3. yeah
  4. patients
  5. invention
  6. cancers
  7. refrigerator
  8. eliminated
  9. died

Original Text

I picked up one of those statistics, and I'm sure some of you have seen those statistics before. This is going to show you here how many patients actually died of cancer, in this case females in the United States, ever since the 1930s. You'll notice that there aren't that many things that have changed. It's still a huge issue. You'll see a few changes, though. You'll see lung cancer, for example, on the rise. Thank you, cigarettes. And you'll also see that, for example, stomach cancer once used to be one of the biggest killers of all cancers, is essentially eliminated. Now, why is that? Anyone knows, by the way? Why is it that humanity is no longer struck by stomach cancer? What was the huge, huge medical technology breakthrough that came to our world that saved humanity from stomach cancer? Was it maybe a new drug, or a better diagnostic? You guys are right, yeah. It's the invention of the refrigerator, and the fact that we're no longer eating spoiled meats. So the best thing that happened to us so far in the medical arena in cancer research is the fact that the refrigerator was invented.

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collocation frequency
brain cancer 9
cancer cells 6
medical imaging 4
stomach cancer 3
leftover tumors 3
large number 3
hot spots 3
healthy brain 3
extra margins 3
cancer research 3

Important Words

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  45. yeah