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By Gregg A. Masters, MPH
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Earlier today we just finished chatting with Jack Andraka on This Week In Oncology. One of my favorite lines from the conversation is quoted below, Jack refers to the high school biology class as the:
absolute stifler of innovation
From which he none-the-less associates inspiration for his scientific inquiry. Suffice it to say, Jack was neither encouraged nor challenged by the curriculum, and found other ways to engage his mind and curiousity.
Hue Truesdale said:
Study has been underway because 1971 when the president from the USA declared war on cancer and allocated funds to locate a cure. However 40 years have now pasted and the very best they’ve come up with is a selection of drugs that are marginally more effective but still do not remedy but might give somebody a little more time. These drugs are very costly costing around 4000 US dollars a month and 1 of them, herceptin utilized for a kind of breast cancer was stated to be 0.6 percent better than a few of the earlier drugs.
wish many established researchers had his passion, tenacity, perseverance..