Ridding the world of cancer: It's a far-flung dream, but that doesn't stop many from trying. Hear from researchers who've dedicated their lives and careers to understanding cancer, then ending it.
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For decades, researcher Mina Bissell pursued a revolutionary idea -- that a cancer cell doesn't automatically become a tumor, but rather, depends on surrounding cells (its microenvironment) for cues on how to develop. She shares the two key experiments that proved the prevailing wisdom about cancer growth was wrong.
TEDGlobal 2012, Filmed Jun 2012, Posted Jul 2012
William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game.
TED2010, Filmed Feb 2010, Posted May 2010
Too often, says David Agus cancer treatments have a short-sighted focus on individual cells. He suggests a new, cross-disciplinary approach, using atypical drugs, computer modeling and protein analysis to diagnose and treat the whole body.
TEDMED 2009, Filmed Oct 2009, Posted Feb 2010
Working with a team of physicists, Dr. Deborah Rhodes developed a new tool for tumor detection that's 3 times as effective as traditional mammograms for women with dense breast tissue. The life-saving implications are stunning. So why haven't we heard of it? Rhodes shares the story behind the tool's creation, and the web of politics and economics that keep it from mainstream use.
TEDWomen, Filmed Dec 2010, Posted Jan 2011
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