Loading…

Experiments that point to a new understanding of cancer

TEDGlobal 2012 · 16:18 · Filmed Jun 2012
Subtitles available in 25 languages
View interactive transcript
680,474 Total views
Your impact
Share this talk and
track your influence!

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.

pin This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.
Cancer Researcher
Mina Bissell studies how cancer interacts with our bodies, searching for clues to how cancer's microenvironment influences its growth. Full bio

Discuss

170 comments

Enthusiastically agree? Respectfully beg to differ? Have your say here.

2000 characters remaining
Please log in or sign up to add comments.
Sort comments by
There are currently no comments for this talk.