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

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And I really think that we can't think about cancer — let alone any disease — in such black-and-white terms. If we eliminate cancer the way we're trying to do now, with chemotherapy and radiation, we're bombarding the body or the cancer with toxins, or with radiation, trying to kill it. It's almost as if we're getting back to this starting point. We're rivnoemg the cancer cells, but we're rveinleag the previous damage that the body has tried to fix. Shouldn't we think about manipulation, rather than elimination? If somehow we can cause these cells to differentiate — to become bone tissue, lung tissue, lvier tissue, whatever that ccaenr has been put there to do — it would be a repair process. We'd end up better than we were before cancer. So, this really changed my view of looking at cancer. And while I was reading all these articles about cancer, it seemed that the arlecits — a lot of them — fcouesd on, you know, the genetics of breast cancer, and the genesis and the progression of breast cancer — tracking the cancer through the body, tarnicg where it is, where it goes.

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And I really think that we can't think about cancer — let alone any disease — in such black-and-white terms. If we eliminate cancer the way we're trying to do now, with chemotherapy and radiation, we're bombarding the body or the cancer with toxins, or with radiation, trying to kill it. It's almost as if we're getting back to this starting point. We're ________ the cancer cells, but we're _________ the previous damage that the body has tried to fix. Shouldn't we think about manipulation, rather than elimination? If somehow we can cause these cells to differentiate — to become bone tissue, lung tissue, _____ tissue, whatever that ______ has been put there to do — it would be a repair process. We'd end up better than we were before cancer. So, this really changed my view of looking at cancer. And while I was reading all these articles about cancer, it seemed that the ________ — a lot of them — _______ on, you know, the genetics of breast cancer, and the genesis and the progression of breast cancer — tracking the cancer through the body, _______ where it is, where it goes.

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  1. revealing
  2. articles
  3. cancer
  4. removing
  5. focused
  6. liver
  7. tracing

Original Text

And I really think that we can't think about cancer — let alone any disease — in such black-and-white terms. If we eliminate cancer the way we're trying to do now, with chemotherapy and radiation, we're bombarding the body or the cancer with toxins, or with radiation, trying to kill it. It's almost as if we're getting back to this starting point. We're removing the cancer cells, but we're revealing the previous damage that the body has tried to fix. Shouldn't we think about manipulation, rather than elimination? If somehow we can cause these cells to differentiate — to become bone tissue, lung tissue, liver tissue, whatever that cancer has been put there to do — it would be a repair process. We'd end up better than we were before cancer. So, this really changed my view of looking at cancer. And while I was reading all these articles about cancer, it seemed that the articles — a lot of them — focused on, you know, the genetics of breast cancer, and the genesis and the progression of breast cancer — tracking the cancer through the body, tracing where it is, where it goes.

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tumor cells 5
stem cells 5
muscle cells 5
brain cells 5
muscle tissue 4
lung tissue 4
cell growth 4
repair response 3
medical world 3
grand canyon 3
cancer stem 3

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skeletal muscle tissue 4
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cancer stem cells 3

Important Words

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  3. bombarding
  4. bone
  5. breast
  6. cancer
  7. cells
  8. changed
  9. chemotherapy
  10. damage
  11. differentiate
  12. disease
  13. eliminate
  14. elimination
  15. fix
  16. focused
  17. genesis
  18. genetics
  19. kill
  20. liver
  21. lot
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  23. manipulation
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  26. process
  27. progression
  28. put
  29. radiation
  30. reading
  31. removing
  32. repair
  33. revealing
  34. starting
  35. terms
  36. tissue
  37. toxins
  38. tracing
  39. tracking
  40. view