Life lessons from 34 years of fighting cancer


Great TED Talk by Dr. Tyler Jacks, Director of the Kock Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Popular Cancer Research

Finding a cure for cancer is like trying to get out of a hedge maze. Two steps toward, one step back. Everyday we make progress, but most of the time, we experience failure. However, with the perseverance of scientists, we will eventually find a way to treat cancer should we understand more about the biology of this deadly disease. In this TED talk, Dr. Tyler Jacks, Director of the Kock Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, shares his experience and feeling in cancer research over the course of his career.

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This is a blog about CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organisation that offers support and aid to Children with Cancer and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the whole family. One of the parents, usually the mother, must give up their job to care for the child and this creates financial problems for the family. In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible. LFCT takes a holistic approach to assisting the Children with Cancer and their Families, with the main aim to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride. Little Fighters Cancer Trust also focuses on promotion and advocacy of National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase awareness of Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. This would result in earlier diagnosis, giving the Child with Cancer more of a chance at Treatment and Survival. See "About" for more Background info

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