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HP 330: Emperor of All Maladies Part One Review

by: Sydney Brummett

HP 330: Emperor of All Maladies Part One Review HP 330

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This 1 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 19 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
September 13, 2016 The Emperor of All Maladies: Part One • Sidney Farber: children’s hospital in Boston for 20 years o Pathologist specializing in pediatrics • “Too many people were diagnosed, transfused – sent home to die” • 1845 Scottish physician, John Bennet observed blood spoiled o Rudolph Virchon, 1847 used word “Leukos”, referring to white blood § Called it “cellular theory” • All of life is made of cells • Cell arise from other cells • Cells can only grow in 2 ways o Increasing cell numbers: “Hyperplasia” (liver, blood, gut, skin) o Increase in cell size: “hypertrophy” (fat and muscle) • Cancer definition: uncontrolled hyperplasia in extreme form • For 3000 years or more we’ve been trying to find a cure for cancer • “Dying, even more than death, defines the illness” • Pathophysiologists have found cancer cell in Peru and Egypt o Not striking that it was found, but that it was rare § People didn’t live long enough to get cancer § More diseases that could kill people • Karkinos: a word for cancer (from Greek word “crab”) • Oncos: used to describe tumors, where oncology would get its name (Greek word for load or burden) • Humors: cardinal fluids


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