Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cure for Cancer on the Horizon - English Lesson

Israeli researchers have found a possible cancer cure process, two species of mole rats, blind and naked, live far longer than other rats and fight off cancers.   This could pave the way to find a way to cure cancer in humans.

Read this article and be ready to discuss it with your English teacher

Key terms
spontaneous cancer
induced cancer
It’s a long way off
gene extracts

What is surprising about this research?
Which animals are the researches using? 
What other animals have been used in the past?
How long do you think it will take until a specific treatment will be available? 

What other cancer treatments are you familiar with? 
What is the problem with the current treatments? 
Would you want to volunteer for experimental treatments to get rid of cancer?
Would you want to try a vaccine against cancer?

What do the doctors say how to prevent cancer?
Do you know of any one who has, or has had cancer?

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach, Professional English Teacher 

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