Education Technology

Breast Cancer: When Good DNA Goes Bad

When: Thursday, Sep. 22, 2022 | 7 p.m. Central time
Technology: TI-Nspire™ technology
Presenter: Jeff Lukens

Want a way to incorporate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in your October lesson plans?

The lesson, “Breast Cancer: When Good DNA Goes Bad,” tells the story of Dr. Kristi Egland, a breast cancer research scientist and survivor of stage 3 triple-negative invasive ductal carcinoma, an aggressive form of breast cancer. We will discuss key DNA concepts in a real-world context of both the problems and solutions surrounding what happens when good DNA goes bad.

Join this webinar to:

  • Discover the genetic mechanism behind the formation of cancer cells.
  • Learn about treatment options for breast cancer patients.
  • Explore the mathematical modeling of how fast breast cancer cells replicate.

This lesson is part of TI’s STEM Behind Health series, which provides opportunities for students to explore, observe and reason with the STEM practices of medical research.

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Jeff Lukens

T³™ National Instructor
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

"Very informative. I learned a lot tonight about science and the calculator." — Teresa Osadnik, Lodi Borough of Education (New Jersey)