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        Scientific Method (Media Gallery) | Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

        The history of cancer research has shown how scientists have used the basic steps of the scientific method to make new discoveries and advances in the understanding of cancer, cancer treatment and cancer cures. Watch the clips below about scientists Dr. Sidney Farber, Dr. Bernard Fisher, and Dr. Robert Weinberg, and identify and discuss the steps they took to make their discoveries. What was the problem they were trying to solve? What evidence did they have? What kind of experiments did they conduct? What conclusions did they draw from their experiments? Were they able to replicate their experiments?

        Dr. Sidney Farber

        Dr. Sidney Farber, an oncologist at Children's Hospital in Boston, strives for a cure.

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        Robert Sandler

        In 1947 Robert Sandler received his first injection of controversial amniopterin.

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        Dr. Bernard Fisher

        Dr. Fisher believed in lumpechtomy rather than mastechtomy for treating Breast Cancer

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        Dr. Robert Weinberg

        Dr. Weinberg developed experiments to identify the first human oncogene- the Ras Oncogene.

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