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HP 330: Cancer Terms

by: Sydney Brummett

HP 330: Cancer Terms HP 330

Sydney Brummett

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These notes cover lecture 3, which was simply about the terms of cancer, as well as "Snake Oil"
Cancer: Perspectives and Controversies
Dr. Paul Danner
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snakeoil, health, cancer, Perspectives, controversies
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sydney Brummett on Sunday September 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HP 330 at Wichita State University taught by Dr. Paul Danner in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 11 views. For similar materials see Cancer: Perspectives and Controversies in Health Professions at Wichita State University.


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Date Created: 09/25/16
August 30, 2016 Snake Oil: intentionally promoted fraudulent or unproven medicine • Originated in Western US • Chinese water snake (where the name came from) • TALA snake oil (product that started the trend) o “Hair loss” product Terms of Cancer • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a variant of white blood cell cancer that affects the lymphoid linage of blood cells o Onset in children o Can/does occur in adults, as well o Represents 25% of cancer among children • Acute myeloid leukemia: a variant of white blood cell cancer o Quickly progressive malignant diseases o Too many immature blood cells forming o Children and adults • Apoptosis: regulated process of cell death o Occurs in most cells o Plays critical role in developing and maintaining health o Body replaces perhaps one million cells per second • Carcinogen: cancer-causing or cancer-inciting agent o One of the best known: ionizing radiation • Chimeric gene • Chromosome • Cytotoxic o Toxic to cells o Chemotherapy, because it kills cells o “cyto-“ = cell o “toxikon” = arrow poison • Deoxyribonucleic acid • Enzyme • Gene o Basic unit of heredity • Genetic engineering • Genome • Incidence: patients who are diagnosed with a disease in a give period of time • Kinase • Metastatic: cancer spread beyond original site of origin • Mitosis • Mutation o Can be silent • Neoplasm: alternative name for cancer • Neoplasia o Process of tumor formation o Tumor in body • Oncogene o Activated or overexpressed • Prevalence • Primary prevention • Prospective trial • Protein o Carry out the bulk of cellular function o Genes provide blueprint for proteins • Proto-oncogene • Randomized trial • Retrovirus • Reverse transcriptase • Ribonucleic acid • Secondary prevention • Transgenic mice • Virus


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