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Mina Bissell:
Experiments that point to a new understanding of cancer

TEDGlobal 2012 · 16:18 · Filmed Jun 2012
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Mina Bissell: Experiments that point to a new understanding of cancer
16:18 · Filmed June 2012 at TEDGlobal 2012 · Subtitles available in 25 languages

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.

Cancer Researcher
Mina Bissell studies how cancer interacts with our bodies, searching for clues to how cancer's microenvironment influences its growth. Full bio
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