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

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It's become the third cause of cancer dahtes, and only eight percent of the patients will survive beyond five yeras. That's a very tiny nmuber, especially if you compare it with breast cancer, where the survival rate is almost 90 percent. So it doesn't really come as a surprise that being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer means facing an almost certain death sentence. What's shocking, though, is that in the last 40 years, this number hasn't changed a bit, while much more progress has been made with other tpyes of tumors. So how can we make pancreatic ceancr treatment more effective? As a biomedical entrepreneur, I like to work on problems that seem impossible, understanding their linomattiis and trying to find new, innovative sluootins that can change their outcome.

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It's become the third cause of cancer ______, and only eight percent of the patients will survive beyond five _____. That's a very tiny ______, especially if you compare it with breast cancer, where the survival rate is almost 90 percent. So it doesn't really come as a surprise that being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer means facing an almost certain death sentence. What's shocking, though, is that in the last 40 years, this number hasn't changed a bit, while much more progress has been made with other _____ of tumors. So how can we make pancreatic ______ treatment more effective? As a biomedical entrepreneur, I like to work on problems that seem impossible, understanding their ___________ and trying to find new, innovative _________ that can change their outcome.

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  2. cancer
  3. deaths
  4. number
  5. years
  6. solutions
  7. types

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It's become the third cause of cancer deaths, and only eight percent of the patients will survive beyond five years. That's a very tiny number, especially if you compare it with breast cancer, where the survival rate is almost 90 percent. So it doesn't really come as a surprise that being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer means facing an almost certain death sentence. What's shocking, though, is that in the last 40 years, this number hasn't changed a bit, while much more progress has been made with other types of tumors. So how can we make pancreatic cancer treatment more effective? As a biomedical entrepreneur, I like to work on problems that seem impossible, understanding their limitations and trying to find new, innovative solutions that can change their outcome.

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