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From the Ted Talk by David Agus: A new strategy in the war on cancer

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The key is, when you look at these variables and you look at this data, you have to understand the data inputs. You know, if I measured your temperature over 30 days, and I asked, "What was the average temperature?" and it came back at 98.7, I would say, "Great." But if during one of those days your tpurreemtae spiked to 102 for six hours, and you took Tylenol and got better, etc., I would tolltay miss it. So, one of the problems, the fundamental problems in medicine is that you and I, and all of us, we go to our dooctr once a year. We have dterscie data elements; we don't have a time function on them.

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The key is, when you look at these variables and you look at this data, you have to understand the data inputs. You know, if I measured your temperature over 30 days, and I asked, "What was the average temperature?" and it came back at 98.7, I would say, "Great." But if during one of those days your ___________ spiked to 102 for six hours, and you took Tylenol and got better, etc., I would _______ miss it. So, one of the problems, the fundamental problems in medicine is that you and I, and all of us, we go to our ______ once a year. We have ________ data elements; we don't have a time function on them.

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The key is, when you look at these variables and you look at this data, you have to understand the data inputs. You know, if I measured your temperature over 30 days, and I asked, "What was the average temperature?" and it came back at 98.7, I would say, "Great." But if during one of those days your temperature spiked to 102 for six hours, and you took Tylenol and got better, etc., I would totally miss it. So, one of the problems, the fundamental problems in medicine is that you and I, and all of us, we go to our doctor once a year. We have discrete data elements; we don't have a time function on them.

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