Cancer Terminology - Cancer Definitions
Cancer terminology and cancer definitions
used in Bishop Natural Cancer Reports, research and treatment.
The following cancer terminology ( cancer definitions ) are used in
Bishop Natural Cancer Reports, medical research and cancer treatment.
The formation and growth of new blood vessels that cancer tumors develop so they can continue to grow and
Cancer cells are placed into animals or the animals are bred to
develop cancer tumors. Anti-cancer treatments are given the animals to see the effect. Typically, animal research
is done prior to human research.
Programmed cell death. Cells are intended to live, multiply and function for a predetermined length of time.
At predetermined times cells should die. This is a natural
The normal process in which a cell destroys proteins and other substances in the
fluid inside the cell membrane, which may lead to cell death.
Something that causes cancer.
The process by which normal cells are changed into cancer cells.
Cancer Stem Cells
Cells within tumors that have the ability to replicate and turn into all types of cancer
The number and type of cells
in a given tissue.
The major copper carrying protein in the blood.
Colorectal cancer includes Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer and
Electric high temperature treatment to a specific organ or the
Molecule and ion communication between cells.
Using glycogen or glucose for energy production. Cancer cells
typically use glycogen or glucose for energy production.
HER2/neu is also know as HER2, ErbB-2 and ERBB2. This protein is part of the epidermal growth factor receptor
group. These growth factors are known for their role in several cancers including breast cancer. The receptor is
found on the cell membrane and when stimulated leads to cell growth.
Anti-cancer treatments are given to humans to see the effect.
This is the best type of research. Due to moral and ethical issues human research is typically the last step before
wide scale acceptance and treatment with a therapy.
Low oxygen supply.
High temperature treatment.
In test tube or petri dish. Usually referring to laboratory research.
In the body. Usually referring to research done in side an animal or human body.
Research done with cancer cells grown in cultures. Typically done as a
screening for potential treatments and prior to animal research.
A tumor that metastizes to other parts of the body.
Spreading of cancer or tumor cells to other parts of the body.
MDR (Multiple Drug Resistance)
Cancer tumor cells have a tendency to be come immune to
Regeneration of tumor cells.
Creation of cancer. The process by which normal cells are changed into cancer
Precancer cells. Cells that could develop into cancer cells and
When two or more items work together so the total effect is greater than the sum
of the two (or more).
Applying a product or substance to the skin.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor - A signal protein produced by cells that stimulate
blood vessel growth to restore oxygen and nutrients to tissues or tumors when blood circulation is inadequate.
Placement of tissue, in this context a tumor or cancer cells, from one species into another species.
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