Educator Resources: Oncology

Educator Resources: Oncology

What actually happens inside our body when we have a disease? In what ways can we prevent certain health issues and maintain a healthy lifestyle? What innovative scientific solutions are being developed to help improve our health? Explore the answers to these questions and more with engaging, standards-aligned lessons and activities.

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STEM

STEM Spotlight: John Bullen

1:21 min

As cancer rates continue to rise annually, our understanding of tumors is increasingly vital in discovering better treatments and an eventual cure for cancer. Find out how Senior Oncology Scientist John Bullen manages a variety of research and other projects focused around attacking tumor cells without damaging healthy cells in the process.

Career Profile
Senior Oncology Scientist
STEM

Senior Oncology Scientist

6th - 8th Grade
2-3 sessions, 45 minutes each

Immerse students in the future of cancer research and oncology with a hands-on career activation. Use this resource to help students uncover their personal connection to this career.

  • One Career Profile (PDF)
  • One Student Activation (PDF)

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Oncology

The Best Defense Against Lung Cancer is a Good Offense

3:22 min

Scientists at AstraZeneca are on the front lines of modern cancer research, working every day to deliver cutting-edge, life-changing medicines to patients. The hope is that one day, cancer could be cured. But a rising epidemic of vaping and e-cigarette use, especially among young people, poses a risk to lung health. Get the facts about vaping today.

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Oncology

Digital Lesson for Students

6th - 8th Grade
2-3 sessions, 45 minutes each

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., but what causes lung cancer? After investigating facts about the causes of lung cancer, students will dig into vaping, a rising epidemic impacting their generation.

• One Student-Facing Presentation PPT
• One Teacher Guide PDF

Using Bio-Markers to Identify Lung Cancer Subtypes
Biology, Life Science, Health Science

Using Bio-Markers to Identify Lung Cancer Subtypes

7th & 8th
3 45-minute class periods

Within these activities students will learn about the different subtypes of lung cancer, how doctors work to identify the subtype of cancer that a patient has, and subsequently use that information to inform the development of a treatment plan.