CANCER CELLS ARE LIKE WEEDS

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Abstract

Estimates are that more than 50% of adults living in North America have low health literacy. Unfortunately, much of the available health education material is written at a grade level that most people don't understand. To facilitate understanding, a 3D animation was created to explain cancer treatment options using analogies between cancer cells and weeds. The goal is to create educational material that people of all levels of health literacy can understand and learn from.

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This Vesalius Trust research poster was presented at the 2017
Association of Medical Illustrators' Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas


References

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