from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, a cell characterized by a large nucleus, bright nucleolus, and irregular form, frequently occurring in malignant tumors.


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  • Another promising bio-tech company, TVAX Biomedical, a developer of cancer-cell vaccinations and other treatments, is coming to market, too.

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  • Early on in my treatments I was told to take flaxseed oil, which I did and still do, and to some degree attribute what success I've had fighting the cancer-cell production that threatens me every day.

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  • When Rebecca Skloot began researching her book about Henrietta Lacks, a Maryland woman whose cancer-cell cultures led to medical breakthroughs such as the polio vaccine, she had no idea it would take her 10 years, four editors and three publishers to get the story into print.

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  • On Sunday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Orlando, Fla., researchers will present the results of a clinical study that supports the leading explanation for the doctors 'observations: The groups share a genetic mutation in a cellular receptor involved in cancer-cell growth.

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  • Dr. Forbes has engineered his salmonella to create a cancer-cell killing protein and burrow in the region where quiescent cells live, a promising starting point for eliminating tumors when combined with radiation treatment.

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  • Joe Smiga Manchester, New HampshireIn a well-written piece on prostate-cancer treatment options, you overlooked a safe, simple and effective choice: cryoablation, or immediate cancer-cell death by lethal ice.

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  • Some studies suggest that higher intake of soy might reduce breast cancer, but others have found that soy-derived estrogens can stimulate cancer-cell growth.

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  • Meanwhile, Japan's Astellas Pharma is in early human trials of another approach to stimulate cancer-cell suicide.

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  • In other words, the cancer-cell appears utterly unable to live in any other body except the one in which it originated.

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  • In fact, the cancer-cell behaves like every other cell of the normal body, in that, though portions of it can be grafted into appropriate places in the bodies of other human beings and live for a period of days, or even months, they ultimately are completely absorbed and disappear.

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