Hello, My Name is David Haselkorn. I have never had a great interest in Science. This is a subject I have always struggled in and never fully came around to throughout my education. After hearing the way Andrew teaches the course I believe this would be the best way for me to learn about a subject I am not particularly interested in. Since attending the class on Tuesday, the topics discussed have resonated. In particular things as broad as curing cancer have sparked an interest for me. I wanted to find out more about advancements made in cancer research.
Through what I have read cancer research has made some significant improvements despite the increasing number of cancer patients. One advancement in particular is using information about a persons genetics in order to give certain or proper treatment.
From this information many Breast Cancer patients have been able to avoid chemotherapy all together which is obviously very beneficial. Approximately “35,000 to 40,000 women a year in the United States, and 60,000 to 70,000 in Europe.” A company called MammaPrint has been particularly evolutionary in furthering the research and the process.
I encourage anyone who is interested in this topic to read the article by using this this link, here. I think it always helps to have knowledge about these subjects because many things we learn about in school do not directly impact our lives, but issues such as these do.