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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And so, if you think of cancer as a setysm, there's an input and an output and a state in the middle. So, the staets, are equivalent classes of history, and the cancer patient, the input, is the eeinnvrnomt, the diet, the treatment, the genetic mutations. The output are our symptoms: Do we have pain? Is the cancer growing? Do we feel bloated, etc.? Most of that state is hddien. So what we do in our field is we change and input, we give arivgegsse chemotherapy, and we say, "Did that output get better? Did that pain improve, etc.?"

Open Cloze

And so, if you think of cancer as a ______, there's an input and an output and a state in the middle. So, the ______, are equivalent classes of history, and the cancer patient, the input, is the ___________, the diet, the treatment, the genetic mutations. The output are our symptoms: Do we have pain? Is the cancer growing? Do we feel bloated, etc.? Most of that state is ______. So what we do in our field is we change and input, we give __________ chemotherapy, and we say, "Did that output get better? Did that pain improve, etc.?"

Solution

  1. environment
  2. states
  3. hidden
  4. aggressive
  5. system

Original Text

And so, if you think of cancer as a system, there's an input and an output and a state in the middle. So, the states, are equivalent classes of history, and the cancer patient, the input, is the environment, the diet, the treatment, the genetic mutations. The output are our symptoms: Do we have pain? Is the cancer growing? Do we feel bloated, etc.? Most of that state is hidden. So what we do in our field is we change and input, we give aggressive chemotherapy, and we say, "Did that output get better? Did that pain improve, etc.?"

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Important Words

  1. aggressive
  2. bloated
  3. cancer
  4. change
  5. chemotherapy
  6. classes
  7. diet
  8. environment
  9. equivalent
  10. feel
  11. field
  12. genetic
  13. give
  14. growing
  15. hidden
  16. history
  17. improve
  18. input
  19. middle
  20. mutations
  21. output
  22. pain
  23. patient
  24. state
  25. states
  26. system
  27. treatment