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Cancer Warrior

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Watch the Program
Watch an archived version of the program it in its entirety on the NOVA Web site. (Requires RealPlayer or QuickTime plug-in.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Dr. Folkman Speaks
Read about or watch interview clips of Judah Folkman talking about the ground-breaking discoveries that he and his team have made over the years and his hopes and fears for the new therapy. (Requires RealPlayer or QuickTime plug-in.) (Grades 9-12)

Cancer Caught on Video
Follow a series of 10 video clips chronicling cancer growth and angiogenesis (birth of new blood vessels) in these through-a-microscope videos shot by Dr. Ann Chambers and her colleagues at the University of Western Ontario. (Requires RealPlayer or QuickTime plug-in.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Designing Clinical Trials
In this excerpt from Dr. Folkman's War: Angiogenesis and the Defeat of Cancer (Random House, 2001), veteran science writer Robert Cooke summarizes the clinical trials of angiogenesis inhibitors that began in late 1999. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

How Cancer Grows (Hot Science)
This interactive simulation lets you follow the progression of a malignant tumor as it advances from a single cell to a grape-sized growth that spreads to distant locations within the body. Includes information about some current—and potential—therapies. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 9-12)

Accidental Discoveries
From the chance discovery of quinine as a malaria treatment in the 17th century to Alexander Fleming's accidental encounter with penicillium mold in 1928, some of medicine's most important advances have occurred through serendipity. Read about seven of them here. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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