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Season 201206 Episode 07.01.12

Mina Bissell: Experiments that point to a new understanding of cancer

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For decades, researcher Mina Bissell pursued a revolutionary idea -- that a cancer cell doesn't automatically become a tumor, but rather, depends on surrounding cells (its microenvironment) for cues on how to develop. She shares the two key experiments that proved the prevailing wisdom about cancer growth was wrong.moreless
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