As part of the Descience collaboration, one artist was inspired by cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

conversation among those who see them on the runway. One such collaboration occurred in 2014 between designer Arielle Gogh and cancer researcher Esther Baena from Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Gogh drew the inspiration for her designs from the cells of a malignant tumor Baena was studying, as they morphed from healthy to cancerous. The great thing about the mash up of this type of science and fashion is the conversation it starts between people who are exposed to the concept. For example, the clothing items that were inspired by aspects of cancer have the potential to start a dialog about the importance of self-care, and it also helps people to understand scientific concepts on a more personal level. For this particular



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