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metastatic

spread of a disease from the organ or tissue of origin to another part of the body.


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... principle would the parasite attack only the cancer cells? One important detail - I don't think that the hypoxic cores tend to be the sources of metastatic cells, Well the reverse is the case. Metastatic cells can grow into tumours which can in turn outgrow their blood supplies and then the cores ...

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by PeterDow
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:02 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
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My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.

... works; in reality, it's hard to develop an actual therapy. One important detail - I don't think that the hypoxic cores tend to be the sources of metastatic cells, and localized tumors are the most treatable of cancer types...

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by Darby
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
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Possible Cure for Cancer

... stage, and very often has already started to metastasise. Even when the primary (original) tumour has been cut out, and there is no evidence of metastatic (secondary) tumours visible in the body by CT scans etc, metastatic cells can remain in the circulation of the blood/lymph, and lurk in tissues, ...

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by Julie5
Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:47 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Cure for Cancer
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Views: 7793

Opinions wanted for an anti-cancer thesis please!

... tumour is already readily detectable (ie, more advanced). Pharmas invest hugely into therapeutic drugs, but as we know, those designed to work at metastatic stage are highly unsucessful as nearly all metastatic cancer is lethal. Drug therapy is, largely, too little too late, and in the great scheme ...

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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!
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Views: 2140

Thalidomide

In general, the safety rules for patients suffering from advanced, metastatic cancer, whose disease has proved refractory to existing drugs and other therapies (eg radiotherapy, surgery), can be laxer because, to put it grimly, they are so 'up against it' ...

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by Julie5
Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Thalidomide
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Views: 7261
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