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The Road to a Cure

Myra Biblowitz: I think Dr. Norton feels that we’re very close, he has said to me “We’ve probably cured it, we just don’t know it” it’s a matter of how we connect the dots.  Sometimes the answer’s in front of you but it doesn’t all sequence in the right way.  So I think that we are very close, I think we’ve made enormous strides already.  I feel that we’re very close and probably I’d like to see our organization be able to go out of business in 10 years or so.  Dr. Norton says that it’s like the hub of a wheel, breast cancer is further along in many ways, our understanding of it and for those cancers epithelial type cancers that have to do with membranes that are similar and that’s a large percentage of the cancers, if you can crack the code on breast cancer, it’s like spokes of a wheel, you will equally inform and accelerate the resolution of those other related cancers.  So we believe you can consign cancer to the history books and we hope that it’s sooner not later, we’re working mightily to make that so.

When it comes to finding a cure, there is cause to be optimistic.

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Coronavirus
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  • Gregg Behr, founder and co-chair of Remake Learning, believes that this small word shift opens up the possibilities in terms of how and where learning can happen. It also becomes a more inclusive practice, welcoming in a larger, more diverse group of thinkers.
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Personal Growth
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  • Times of crisis tend to increase self-centered acts.
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