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The Secret of Life: Conquering Cancer

This program introduces scientists involved in groundbreaking cancer research: Bob Weinberg, Dennis Slamon, Pat Steeg, and Mary Claire King. Choose one of these scientists and answer the following questions:

Scientist ____________________________________

  1. What kind of work is this scientist doing?

  2. Why is it important?

  3. Does this person fit your image of a scientist? Why or why not?

  4. In what ways is this scientist like you or unlike you?

  5. Can you imagine yourself doing the things he or she does? Why or why not?

On the back, make a list of observations or hypotheses that link two or more of the following terms:

    cancer
    spelling mistake
    oncogene
    retinoblastoma
    breast cancer
    receptors
    beaver pond
    anti-receptor antibodies
    tumor
    metastasis
    genetic marker
    NM-23
    slime mold
    mice
    gene hunters
    chromosome 17
    cigarettes
    sunlight



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