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Synonyms for cancer

Synonyms for cancer

any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division

(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer

a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere

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the fourth sign of the zodiac

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The Company, in collaboration with Cytogen Corporation, is developing immunotherapies for prostate cancer, including a human monoclonal antibody directed against prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), a protein found on the surface of prostate cancer cells.
About 30 years later, a researcher named James Ewing encountered Paget's theory by arguing that cancer cells don't spread randomly throughout the circulation in search of fertile soil.
Although prostate cancer is often a slow-growing, noninvasive type of cancer, there are some cases where a deadly migration of cancer cells invades other parts of the body.
The researchers injected one group of mice with lung cancer cells that lacked RASSF1A and another group with the same kind of cells containing added, functional RASSF1A.
We think there is great market potential for FBS replacement in cancer cell lines.
The virus appeared to act like a red cape waved before a bull: It directed the immune system's attention to cancer cells, even distant ones, previously ignored.
ArQule's fundamental approach to treating cancer is to restore the natural biological function of these checkpoints and thereby to kill cancer cells selectively while maintaining the integrity and function of healthy cells, thus avoiding the undifferentiated damage caused, for example, by chemotherapy or radiation.
Lead author Fernando LopezDiaz, Salk staff scientist, said the team aimed to uncover the diversification "switch" by which cancer cells replicated but vary slightly from one another and that turning off this cellular process would strip cancer's ability to survive drug treatment, Science Daily reported.
If any remaining cancer cells had continued to grow normally, the disease should have returned in weeks or months.
Tissue-engineered bone provides the 3D architecture for the cancer cells which more closely resemble bone metastasis instead of growing the cancer cells and bone cells on a flat Petrie dish.
Stress, diet and fatigue can wake up the cancer cells, sometimes causing the cells to grow back, many times stronger and faster than ever.
Fractions (1 min) were collected, and triplicate aliquots were assayed for mitogenic activity in MCF-7 breast cancer cells.
The third phase includes clinical trials in which RECAF(tm) will be used as a way to specifically deliver therapeutic agents to destroy the cancer cells with minimal damage to normal tissues.
RESEARCHERS at America's St Louis University are destroying tumours with genetically engineered viruses that infect cancer cells whilst leaving healthy cells unharmed.
The disease-fighting immune system is programmed to destroy abnormal cells, like cancer cells.