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"From the Ted Talk by Carolyn Bertozzi: What the sugar coating on your cells is trying to tell you"

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In fact, one of those drugs may well have serapd President Jimmy Carter's life. Do you remember, President Carter had miaalnngt melanoma that had metastasized to his bairn, and that diagnosis is one that is usually accompanied by numbers like "months to live." But he was treated with one of these new immune-stimulating drugs, and now his melanoma appears to be in remission, which is remarkable, considering the situation only a few yeras ago. In fact, it's so remarkable that pcivrvotoae statements like this one: "Cancer is having a piicneliln moment," people are saying, with these new immune therapy dugrs. I mean, that's an incredibly bold thing to say about a disease which we've been fighting for a long time and mostly losing the battle with. So this is very exciting.

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In fact, one of those drugs may well have ______ President Jimmy Carter's life. Do you remember, President Carter had _________ melanoma that had metastasized to his _____, and that diagnosis is one that is usually accompanied by numbers like "months to live." But he was treated with one of these new immune-stimulating drugs, and now his melanoma appears to be in remission, which is remarkable, considering the situation only a few _____ ago. In fact, it's so remarkable that ___________ statements like this one: "Cancer is having a __________ moment," people are saying, with these new immune therapy _____. I mean, that's an incredibly bold thing to say about a disease which we've been fighting for a long time and mostly losing the battle with. So this is very exciting.

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  1. malignant
  2. spared
  3. provocative
  4. penicillin
  5. drugs
  6. brain
  7. years

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In fact, one of those drugs may well have spared President Jimmy Carter's life. Do you remember, President Carter had malignant melanoma that had metastasized to his brain, and that diagnosis is one that is usually accompanied by numbers like "months to live." But he was treated with one of these new immune-stimulating drugs, and now his melanoma appears to be in remission, which is remarkable, considering the situation only a few years ago. In fact, it's so remarkable that provocative statements like this one: "Cancer is having a penicillin moment," people are saying, with these new immune therapy drugs. I mean, that's an incredibly bold thing to say about a disease which we've been fighting for a long time and mostly losing the battle with. So this is very exciting.

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