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"From the Ted Talk by Eva Vertes: Meet the future of cancer research"

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Some of my hypotheses are that when you first think about skeletal muscle, there's a lot of blood vessels going to skeletal mlcuse. And the first thing that makes me think is that blood vessels are like highways for the tumor cells. tmour cells can travel through the blood vessels. And you think, the more highways there are in a tissue, the more likely it is to get cancer or to get metastases. So first of all I thought, you know, "Wouldn't it be favorable to cancer getting to skeletal muscle?" And as well, caencr tumors require a process called angiogenesis, which is really, the tumor recruits the blood velsess to itself to supply itself with nutrients so it can grow. Without angiogenesis, the tumor remains the size of a pinpoint and it's not harmful. So angiogenesis is really a central psoecrs to the psotnegaihes of cancer.

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Some of my hypotheses are that when you first think about skeletal muscle, there's a lot of blood vessels going to skeletal ______. And the first thing that makes me think is that blood vessels are like highways for the tumor cells. _____ cells can travel through the blood vessels. And you think, the more highways there are in a tissue, the more likely it is to get cancer or to get metastases. So first of all I thought, you know, "Wouldn't it be favorable to cancer getting to skeletal muscle?" And as well, ______ tumors require a process called angiogenesis, which is really, the tumor recruits the blood _______ to itself to supply itself with nutrients so it can grow. Without angiogenesis, the tumor remains the size of a pinpoint and it's not harmful. So angiogenesis is really a central _______ to the ____________ of cancer.

Solution

  1. muscle
  2. process
  3. cancer
  4. pathogenesis
  5. tumor
  6. vessels

Original Text

Some of my hypotheses are that when you first think about skeletal muscle, there's a lot of blood vessels going to skeletal muscle. And the first thing that makes me think is that blood vessels are like highways for the tumor cells. Tumor cells can travel through the blood vessels. And you think, the more highways there are in a tissue, the more likely it is to get cancer or to get metastases. So first of all I thought, you know, "Wouldn't it be favorable to cancer getting to skeletal muscle?" And as well, cancer tumors require a process called angiogenesis, which is really, the tumor recruits the blood vessels to itself to supply itself with nutrients so it can grow. Without angiogenesis, the tumor remains the size of a pinpoint and it's not harmful. So angiogenesis is really a central process to the pathogenesis of cancer.

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collocation frequency
skeletal muscle 32
blood vessels 7
stem cells 5
muscle cells 5
brain cells 5
tumor cells 5
cell growth 4
lung tissue 4
muscle tissue 4
grand canyon 3
medical world 3
cancer stem 3
repair response 3

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collocation frequency
skeletal muscle tissue 4
cancer stem cells 3
skeletal muscle cells 3

Important Words

  1. angiogenesis
  2. blood
  3. called
  4. cancer
  5. cells
  6. central
  7. favorable
  8. grow
  9. harmful
  10. highways
  11. hypotheses
  12. lot
  13. metastases
  14. muscle
  15. nutrients
  16. pathogenesis
  17. pinpoint
  18. process
  19. recruits
  20. remains
  21. require
  22. size
  23. skeletal
  24. supply
  25. thought
  26. tissue
  27. travel
  28. tumor
  29. tumors
  30. vessels