Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tel Aviv company produces Cancer vaccine.

English Conversation lesson about possible Cancer vaccine. 

A Tel Aviv company produces Cancer Vaccine - to be given to cancer patients to keep the cancer from recurring.  This could be a breakthrough, to help people who have had cancer not to continue to go through so many chemotherapy sessions.   I hope that it will be in use very soon!

Read this article and prepare to discuss it with your English teacher

Key Terms 
therapeutic vaccine
clinical trials
 platform technology
cancer 'cluster bomb'
blasting cancer tumors 
solid and non-solid tumors.
Coupled with that
depressed immune system
compromised immune system
 MUC1 molecule
multiple myeloma
brought down to size
long-term approach 
fend off 

What is the difference between a theraputic vaccine and a preventative vaccine?
How long will it take for the vaccine to become available? 
How will this vaccine work for patients? 
How long will the  injections be needed?
How will this type of treatment improve Cancer treatment? 
Do you know anyone who has had cancer? 
How did they respond to treatment? 
Did the treatment work? 
When was this article written? 
Do you think that there has been any progress since then? 

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English Teacher 

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