HP 330: Lecture 4 - Prologue Review
HP 330: Lecture 4 - Prologue Review HP 330
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Date Created: 09/25/16
September 1, 2016 Prologue • Cancer is many diseases • Cancer has one thing in common: cell mutation • Dr. Sidney Farber o Father or modern chemotherapy • Analogue: an organ or structure that is similar in function but from a different source • Mary Lasker: o Joins Farber in his search • Leukemia: o Cancer of white blood cells o One of the most violent, explosive cancers • A patient’s life becomes virtually obliterated by the disease • Mutations: changes in DNA that affect cell growth • The longer we live the more likely we are to have a malignant growth • Our bodies produce one million cells per second • Secret to battle: o Find means to prevent o Eliminate mutated cells without compromising normal cells
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