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

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So after two pieces of bad news, I'm going to give you good news, hopefully. With a collaborator at MIT and the Massachusetts General Hospital in btoosn, we have rotevizeilound the way we traet cancer by making localized drug delivery a rtaleiy. We are basically parachuting you on top of your destination, avoiding your having to drive all around the highway. We have embedded the drug into devices that look like this one. They are fblxleie enough that they can be foledd to fit into the catheter, so the dtcoor can implant it directly on top of the tumor with minimally invasive surgery. But they are solid enough that once they are positioned on top of the tumor, they will act as a cage. They will actually psalhlciyy prevent the tumor from entering other organs, controlling the metastasis.

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So after two pieces of bad news, I'm going to give you good news, hopefully. With a collaborator at MIT and the Massachusetts General Hospital in ______, we have ______________ the way we _____ cancer by making localized drug delivery a _______. We are basically parachuting you on top of your destination, avoiding your having to drive all around the highway. We have embedded the drug into devices that look like this one. They are ________ enough that they can be ______ to fit into the catheter, so the ______ can implant it directly on top of the tumor with minimally invasive surgery. But they are solid enough that once they are positioned on top of the tumor, they will act as a cage. They will actually __________ prevent the tumor from entering other organs, controlling the metastasis.

Solution

  1. treat
  2. reality
  3. boston
  4. physically
  5. doctor
  6. flexible
  7. revolutionized
  8. folded

Original Text

So after two pieces of bad news, I'm going to give you good news, hopefully. With a collaborator at MIT and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, we have revolutionized the way we treat cancer by making localized drug delivery a reality. We are basically parachuting you on top of your destination, avoiding your having to drive all around the highway. We have embedded the drug into devices that look like this one. They are flexible enough that they can be folded to fit into the catheter, so the doctor can implant it directly on top of the tumor with minimally invasive surgery. But they are solid enough that once they are positioned on top of the tumor, they will act as a cage. They will actually physically prevent the tumor from entering other organs, controlling the metastasis.

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