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tumour progression

The link between cell-cell adhesion and tumour progression

Cell adhesion is the binding of a cell to another cell. Cell adhesion can be homophilic or heterophilic. Homophilic adhesion is when the cell adhesion is caused by binding of similar adhesion molecules. Heterophilic adhesion, on the other hand, is where cell adhesion is facilitated by binding of different adhesion molecules.

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Probiotics and cancer

How can probiotics play a part in fighting against cancer?

Probiotics are living microorganisms which have beneficial effects on the health of host. They do this by balancing the host’s gut flora. Gut flora or intestinal microflora is a term used to define the bacteria and other organisms that live inside the intestines. Also, they digest food and produce vitamins such as Biotin and vitamin […]

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Skeletal Metastasis diagnosis

Imaging Modalities used in the Diagnosis of Skeletal Metastasis

The best diagnostic imaging method for Skeletal Metastasis is a combination of the available imaging modalities. For example, bone scintigraphy must be used alongside FDG- PED in order to ensure accurate diagnosis and detection of the bone metastases. This is because bone scintigraphy is the most sensitive and cost effective method, but it is not […]

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Soft Tissue Sarcoma (STS)

Skeletal Metastasis in Soft Tissue Sarcoma and its Diagnosis

This report will discuss about the skeletal metastasis in Soft Tissue Sarcoma (STS) and the available diagnostic techniques of it. Patients can be diagnosed through the use of bone scintigraphy, CT (computed tomography), whole body Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET). The main factors involved in choosing an imaging modality are specificity, […]

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cancer prevention by antioxidants

How do antioxidants play a part in cancer prevention and treatment?

Antioxidants are molecules which slow down the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that starts a series of other reactions cause damage to cells by producing free radicals. Antioxidants play a vital role in the cancer prevention and treatment. Some examples of antioxidants are vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids and beta-carotene.

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