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CURRENT EVENT | FEBRUARY 25, 2015

Fighting Cancer

When the human body gets a cold, the immune system goes into action, killing the invading cells that are making you sick. However, when a cancerous tumor begins to grow, the immune system cannot detect it. A new cancer treatment, known as immunotherapy, is working to change this invisibility so that the immune system can fight off cancer itself, without the help of surgery and chemotherapy. Listen to learn how cancer cells work and how this groundbreaking treatment is fighting them.

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Story Length: 7:04

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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