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"From the Ted Talk by Jay Bradner: Open-source cancer research"

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Yet comparatively, we have about a dozen targeted medications. And this inadequacy of cancer medicine really hit home when my father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. We didn't fly him to Boston. We didn't sqenucee his genome. It's been known for decades what causes this malignancy. It's three proteins: ras, myc, p53. This is old iamntoroifn we've known since about the 80s, yet there's no medicine I can pecbrsire to a patient with this or any of the nuomuers solid tumors caused by these three ... Horsemen of the Apocalypse that is cencar. There's no ras, no myc, no p53 drug.

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Yet comparatively, we have about a dozen targeted medications. And this inadequacy of cancer medicine really hit home when my father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. We didn't fly him to Boston. We didn't ________ his genome. It's been known for decades what causes this malignancy. It's three proteins: ras, myc, p53. This is old ___________ we've known since about the 80s, yet there's no medicine I can _________ to a patient with this or any of the ________ solid tumors caused by these three ... Horsemen of the Apocalypse that is ______. There's no ras, no myc, no p53 drug.

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  1. prescribe
  2. information
  3. numerous
  4. cancer
  5. sequence

Original Text

Yet comparatively, we have about a dozen targeted medications. And this inadequacy of cancer medicine really hit home when my father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. We didn't fly him to Boston. We didn't sequence his genome. It's been known for decades what causes this malignancy. It's three proteins: ras, myc, p53. This is old information we've known since about the 80s, yet there's no medicine I can prescribe to a patient with this or any of the numerous solid tumors caused by these three ... Horsemen of the Apocalypse that is cancer. There's no ras, no myc, no p53 drug.

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Important Words

  1. apocalypse
  2. boston
  3. cancer
  4. caused
  5. comparatively
  6. decades
  7. diagnosed
  8. dozen
  9. drug
  10. father
  11. fly
  12. genome
  13. hit
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  15. horsemen
  16. inadequacy
  17. information
  18. malignancy
  19. medications
  20. medicine
  21. myc
  22. numerous
  23. pancreatic
  24. patient
  25. prescribe
  26. ras
  27. sequence
  28. solid
  29. targeted
  30. tumors