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Malignant tumour

Malignant tumour

a mass of cancer cells. These cells have uncontrolled growth and will invade surrounding tissues and spread to distant sites of the body, setting up new cancer sites, a process called metastasis.

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Possible Cure for Cancer

From what I've read, it takes about 6-10 mutations to achieve malignant transformation of a cell into a cancer cell. Once that's done, the cell's away and growing into a tumour. There's a variety of possible pro-malignant mutations, and apart from distinct ...

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by Julie5
Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Cure for Cancer
Replies: 15
Views: 10418

Opinions wanted for an anti-cancer thesis please!

... it as early as possible, which is a huge huge challenge, as early stage tumours are seldom symptomatic. Screening techniques are extremely limited ... negative will!), and one that was sensitive at very early stage post-malignant transformation (or even better, pre-full malignant transformation, ...

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by Julie5
Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Opinions wanted for an anti-cancer thesis please!
Replies: 1
Views: 2977

Re: Tissue cells and cancers.

... benefit of the afflicted patient!), the (relatively!) slower rate of tumour cell division also means that renal cell cancer is highly unsusceptible ... that allows DNA-damaged cells to divide (and potentially form a malignant tumour). RB and p53 gene products are critical proteins in regulating ...

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by Julie5
Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tissue cells and cancers.
Replies: 4
Views: 10118

can anyone work out what this exam question is asking?

... specimens may be obtained for the detection of primary and secondary malignant tumours. (40 marks) b) Discuss the morphological features seen in this type of diagnosis and ...

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by katelucas84
Wed May 28, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: can anyone work out what this exam question is asking?
Replies: 0
Views: 1535

What is cancer?(in genral)

yes, cancer can be very painful... multiple mechanisms: 1) tumours have ways of inducing inflammation via release of many inflammatory ... however, it is not a rule that cancer is a painful death. Many people have malignant cancers or large benign tumours and have no pain. it depends on where ...

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by Revenged
Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is cancer?(in genral)
Replies: 8
Views: 7631
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