21 Answered Questions for the topic Cancer

12/16/19

Science homework

Cancer can be simply defined as the uncontrolled division (reproduction) of abnormal cells. Knowing this, explain at least 2 ways cancer would affect different levels of organization.

12/01/19

Biochemistry and Fatty Liver Disease

People who eat a large amount of fattening foods often develop fatty liver disease. People with fatty liver disease often have large numbers of small droplets of triglycerides throughout their... more

07/23/19

Expression/Mechanism of ROR1 in healthy tissue?

ROR1 is currently under investigation as a therapeutic target for cancer (1). A number of studies show different cancers may have their metastatic potential reduced, or become apoptotic through... more

07/19/19

Does an increase in cancer cell traction forces increase metastasis of the cancer cells?

I am not very familiar with biology, but I have read some articles about cell traction forces lately, where the cells are cancer cells. I found this very interesting, so I thought it might be nice... more

07/01/19

Are there known downsides to removing UV mutation hotspots to prevent some skin cancers (Genetic sunblock)?

Khavari et al. recently demonstrated that a significant fraction of one of the major forms of skin cancer (cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas) are associated with a mutated KNSTRN gene (a protein... more

06/28/19

Regarding cellular self-destruction?

I heard and read telomere 'health' or 'length' ( if that's right ) has alot to do with cell 'health'. If telomere 'abilities' are 'restored' to a 'healthier' status then the cell it is in functions... more

06/19/19

Can/Have cancer cells be/been used in stem cell culture lines?

Since Cancer cells have unlimited growth potential, can they be induced towards totipotency and pluripotency? If so, can cancer cells be used in stem cell culture because of similar properties of... more

06/01/19

What are the sizes of the cells that make up human hair?

The question is in the title, but I'll explain why the question arose. I'm curious about the rates that various cells in the body divide, and have found various information relating to this, but... more

06/01/19

Is there any disease in adult human, other-than cancer, which-is resulted from mutation?

On all environmental articles I read about 3 impacts of mutagens (say Cigarette/ Naphthalene/ EtBr/ Colchicine/ ionizing radiation/ whatever )...**1**. direct effect on tissues, other than... more

05/30/19

Are there known downsides to removing UV mutation hotspots to prevent some skin cancers (Genetic sunblock)?

Khavari et al. recently demonstrated that a significant fraction of one of the major forms of skin cancer (cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas) are associated with a mutated KNSTRN gene (a protein... more

05/24/19

Can a drug to be used in the clinic to treat a disease that failed a clinical trial?

I am searching for drugs for my uncle who has prostate cancer who is afraid to take corticosteroids. I read about the drug cabozantinib, but it said it failed a 3rd phase clinical trial, even... more

05/06/19

Doxorubicin's intercalant and topoisomerase inhibition in leukemia?

I am thinking the role of doxorubicin's pathways in cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma:- topoisomerase inhibitor and inhibit DNA activity- intercalant - intercalant DNA bases and inhibit DNA... more

05/01/19

How is the growth of benign tumors suppressed?

A benign tumor has an outer layer of cancerous cells beyond which are regular cells (I Think). The Tumor must have some kind of boundary layer like a wall where somehow the cancerous cells can't... more

04/29/19

Can/Have cancer cells be/been used in stem cell culture lines?

Since Cancer cells have unlimited growth potential, can they be induced towards totipotency and pluripotency? so, can cancer cells be used in stem cell culture because of similar properties of... more

04/26/19

Does homeopathic or herbal treatment of cancer have any scientific recognition?

Even though we have a very high tech society, cancer is still a serious issue. We humans still are not entirely capable of fighting cancer. Radiation and chemotherapy are still considered the best... more

04/23/19

Difficulty in finding protein inhibition drugs?

I was reading an article on a recent identification of a PARP-14 protein in cancer cells that is responsible for production of additional glucose which keeps cancer cells from dying, and that a... more

03/17/19

Can a cancerous cell from outside cause cancer in a healthy person?

If a cancerous cell enters the body of a healthy person from someone else's blood or something, will that healthy person get cancer? In human beings.

03/17/19

Energy metabolism in Cancer cells?

The TCA cycle intermediate Isocitrate dehydrogenase commonly undergoes point mutations in cancers. This allows IDH to reduce a-Ketogluterate to 2Hydoxygluterate, causing a reduction in pVHLs... more

04/09/17

What direction should doctors and scientist take to help fight cancer or find a cure for cancer?

It's about cancer and how scientists should do

12/04/15

How many years did it take to find one marker for breast cancer?

I need this answer for a biology assignment. I just need to know how many years did it take to find a marker for breast cancer. Thanks!

11/21/14

Probability expressed through tree diagram

Approximately 1% of women aged 40-50 have breast cancer. A woman has a 90% chance of receiving a positive test result from a mammogram, while a woman without breast cancer has a 10% chance of a... more

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