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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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RNA) of individual breast cancer cells to track a cancer cell line's evolution.
Most cancer patients succumb because the cancer metastasizes, and current chemotherapies are not designed to kill metastasizing cancer cells," said John F.
Prolonged autophagy is lethal to cancer cells, but a little autophagy can help dormant cancer cells survive, possibly by avoiding starvation," indicates senior author Robert Bast, vice president for translational research.
These medicines deprive the cancer cells of various things they need, such as blood supply or hormones, or unbalance them to the point they kill themselves.
The resistant cancer cells were high in a protein called nucleophosmin.
Mitogenic effects of HPLC fractions and synthetic LTX-diol on MCF-7 human breast cancer cells.
A cancer marker allows one to distinguish cancer cells from non-cancerous cells.
What factors trigger cancer cells in the first place?
It's not just older men who have prostate cancer cells.
Conventional chemotherapy seeks to kill cancer cells by creating further damage to DNA sufficient to prevent cell replication.
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.
Shirly Sieh, a PhD student at IHBI, is studying the way cancer cells escape from the prostate through the bloodstream to form tumour colonies, most often in the spine and long bones.
One possibility is that heating improves a tumor's blood flow, delivering more chemotherapy drugs to cancer cells.
However, prostate cancer cells often lose the need for androgen as a survival, growth, or differentiation factor and become androgen independent (Westin and Bergh 1998).
induce cancer cells to commit suicide) and determine susceptibility or resistance to the treatment.