"The goal of me as a cancer doctor is not to understand cancer ... the goal is to control cancer," says Dr. David Agus. Courtesy of TED hide caption

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Dr. Jay Bradner believes open-source research is necessary in the fight against cancer. Courtesy of Bradner Lab hide caption

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Healthy diets help prevent, even reverse, some health conditions. Dr. Dean Ornish believes it can also do the same for cancer. Courtesy of TED hide caption

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Mineral supplements, ape-style: A female chimp called Kana eats clay in the Budongo Forest of Uganda. A.Schel/Budongo Conservation Field Station/Animal Ecology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands hide caption

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The Ensatina salamander, a lungless species common along the U.S. West Coast, is one of hundreds of species of salamanders endemic to North America threatened by an emerging infectious pathogen. Courtesy of Tiffany Yap hide caption

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