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(pl. Malignancies) a cancer.

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Chemotherapy Drugs Taxol (paclitaxel) & Carboplatin

... many years to occur (often 10 to 20 years!)- it usually requires around 5-10 individual critical mutations (ie, specific mutations associated with malignancy) within a single cell, for that cell to be transformed into a tumour cell. (This is why cancer tends to be age-related - because the longer ...

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by Julie5
Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Chemotherapy Drugs Taxol (paclitaxel) & Carboplatin
Replies: 1
Views: 6218

Tissue cells and cancers.

... such as AIDS there are no CD4+ T cells to help the immune system, and malignancies occur more easily. Kaposi's sarcoma is a typical example of a malignancy where a virus has turned the cell into a cancer cell, and the immune system cannot eradicate it anymore. f) Some viral infections make cells ...

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by biohazard
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tissue cells and cancers.
Replies: 4
Views: 10136

Re: foam cell!!!

Okay, didn't get my hands on a text book yet, but during my coffee break I realised that foam cells were not linked to any malignancy, but are actually macrophages that have endocytosed lipid droplets. The phenomenon is linked to aterosclerosis or some such condition, where an excess ...

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by biohazard
Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: foam cell!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4604

Oncogene vs Proto-oncogene...what is the difference?

An oncogene is a modified gene, or a set of nucleotides that codes for a protein, that increases the malignancy of a tumor cell. Some oncogenes, usually involved in early stages of cancer development, increase the chance that a normal cell develops into a tumor cell, possibly ...

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by sachin
Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Oncogene vs Proto-oncogene...what is the difference?
Replies: 1
Views: 53865

The Fiber Disease

... stain or culture from a BAL. Of the 174 participants, 88 were given ABCD and 86 were given Amphotericin B. Most of the patients had a hematologic malignancy (70%) and/or a bone marrow transplant (42%). Sites of infection included lungs in 66%, sinuses in 15%, and CNS in 7%. The 174 participants, ...

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by London
Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 6264241
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