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Martina Blumenthal, Ph.D.

Dr. Martina Blumenthal studies the history of cancer research and its implications on our future. She asks powerful questions about the psychological and socioeconomic indicators of cancer research, which have impacted the evolution and understanding we have of cancer so far, and how to reshape our worldwide conversation about cancer so that our outcome can shift from victims in suffering to empowered and enabled communities celebrating life. Dr. Blumenthal earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 2007. She won an Award from the American Society of Gene Therapy for her dissertation research on Suicide Gene Therapy for Insertional Oncogenesis in Mice in 2005. She led a project on pre-clinical drug development for leukemia and lymphoma at MannKind Corporation in Valencia, California, until 2011. Her path changed when she was diagnosed with Stage 0 cervical dysplasia. She embarked on the process of researching and writing her first book, Love Cancer, which takes responsibility for the status quo and the lack of innovation in cancer research, shifting the context towards a new possibility, the evolution of humanity as a body that works. You can learn more at www.lovecancernow. com. Dr. Martina Blumenthal asks each of her readers and the world at large to be part of her giant goal by 2050: to make cancer history. Along the way she discovered her talent for inspiring people to reach their full potential by asking powerful questions. Dr. Blumenthal is launching an online discussion forum that empowers people to trust their knowledge and ask questions instead of waiting for an answer. She is determined to solve the Cancer Puzzle by using the power of the Internet for a global brainstorm. Among her interests are continued education in communication, marketing, personal potential and business dynamics. To balance her life she likes to let off steam at obstacle courses and mud runs, yoga practice, hip-hop dance, kick-boxing, snowboarding and treadmill meditation. She was born in Bonn, Germany, grew up in St. Augustin near Cologne, Germany, and is currently based in Los Angeles, California. www.lovecancernow.com