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TED Videos on Cancer

TED Videos on Cancer

It is well known that TED ( is devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talk. Most of the lectures are focused on Technology, Entertainment and Design, and hence known as TED lectures.

We rounded up all the best TED lectures on cancer. These videos range
from innovation in cancer research, riveting stories from cancer
survivors and even ingenious approach about fighting cancer with
Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi!

There are a total of 26 videos in this collection. Checkout these powerful and informative collection!

Should you be able to patent human gene? What happened when I open-sourced my brain
Programming bacteria to detect cancer
Yes, I survived cancer. But that doesn’t define me. The Future of Early Cancer Detection A bold new way to fund drug research
A promising test for
pancreatic cancer
What doctors don’t know about the drugs they
Sometimes it’s good to give up the driver’s seat
Experiments that point to a new understanding of cancer Are we over-medicalized? Treating cancer with electric fields
Award-winning teenage science in action Color-coded surgery Open-source cancer
Fighting a contagious cancer Suddenly, my body Understanding cancer through proteomics
The council of dads A test that finds 3x more breast tumors, and why it’s not available to you The best gift I ever survived
Fighting cancer with dance Can we eat to starve
A new strategy in the war
on cancer
The potential of regenerative medicine Meet the future of cancer research
Collaboration with NCI

Collaboration with NCI

Cancer Institute and the Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA, will collaborate on research, following a memorandum of understating signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama last June.

According to NCI’s Director Edward Trimble that NCI is looking at learning from the institute’s experiences in implementing training for healthcare workers in early detection and screening.

The institute is currently developing an Elisa test which would provide more specificity in identifying pre-cancerous lesions. With the results being provided within a few hours, the patient would also undergo further treatment if necessary immediately.

Dr. Shanta expressed “Many of the personalised care (procedures) reach only five per cent of the population. But in a country with limited resources we need procedures that can reach a large population.”

Let us hope that the collaboration between Cancer Institute and NCI results in new innovations in prevention of cancer.

Read the full story in The Hindu.