from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. cells once believed to be peculiar to cancers, but now know to be epithelial cells differing in no respect from those found elsewhere in the body, and distinguished only by peculiarity of location and grouping.


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  • A related substance from broccoli called I3C—also currently available as a supplement—has been shown to inhibit the growth of certain human breast cancer cells better than the drug tamoxifen under laboratory conditions, without the side effects that have made tamoxifen so controversial.

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  • Stimulate cancer cells to self-destruct in a process called apoptosis

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  • When they exposed cancer cells to these phytonutrients, the cells self-destructed technically, such self-destruction is called apoptosis.

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  • Gleevec is a targeted therapy that essentially turns off certain proteins within cancer cells that cause them to grow and spread.

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