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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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'Earlier, cancer researchers focused mostly on the cancer cells themselves, but now we understand that the interaction between the cancer cells and their environment is key to how cancer grows and spreads,' she notes.
Normally, immune cells detect cancer cells and engulf them, but researchers have previously discovered proteins on the surface of cells that can tell them not to.
Kinase inhibitors have been developed against PI3K as well, and by and large they do a lovely job of killing cancer cells in dishes.
Cancer cells are mutated cells in which the genes within them make the cells behave differently from normal, healthy cells.
Jou Yuh-shan, a research fellow at Academia Sinica, announced at a press conference on Wednesday (May 2), that a team of scientists has discovered a gene called the paraspeckle component 1 (PSPC1), which they found controls the metastasis of cancer cells and can even control the function of other genes to prevent apoptosis (process of programmed cell death) in cancer cells and prolong their survival.
He explained that real immune cells actually fight to destroy cancer cells in their early stages hundreds of times a day.
Unfortunately, integrins also help cancer cells that have broken away from a cancerous tumour to take root elsewhere in the body.
Taking blueberry extract during radiation therapy for cervical cancer may be an effective way to reduce the number of cancer cells, at least in laboratory studies where this combination reduced cancer cells by about 70%.
First, the chemo appears to send signals to increase the number of molecular doors through which the cancer cells can escape from the primary tumor into the bloodstream, freeing them to travel to other organs.
They can also promote the growth of cancer cells through releasing growth factors and enhancing the response of oncoproteins, which regulate the development of tumor cells.
The authors reported that the energy metabolism of bladder tumor cells did not parallel the "Warburg effect" because even under sufficient oxygen conditions, cancer cells still underwent glycolysis.
The in vitro effect of MHP-1 on the viability of MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7 breast cancer cells was evaluated using the CCK8 assay.
There are a number of possible causes that can prevent the immune system from controlling cancer cells. First, the activity of immune cells is controlled by many 'brakes' that can interfere with their function, and therapies that inactivate these brakes are now being tested in many human cancers.
Funding will support a three-year project looking at the behaviour of cancer cells during cancer therapies, in particular how DNA damage repair might help cancer cells develop resistance to some treatments.