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Immunology Ch. 31
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A cancer-disposing gene, BRCA2, is associated with a very high risk of
A new positive prognostic indicator for primary breast cancer in women is
a good gene expression signature.
The most common cause of pediatric cancer deaths is
acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
The term tumor is commonly used to describe a proliferation of cells that produces a(n)
Cancer results from a series of genetic alterations that can include affecting a host's ability to repair resulting damage to DNA.
Cancer results from a series of genetic alterations that can include inactivation of oncogenes that promote cell growth.
Cancer results from a series of genetic alterations that can include loss of tumor suppressor gene activity, which inhibits cell growth.
Most tumors are of connective tissue origin.
Next-generation sequencing techniques have clinical applications in the recognition and treatment of cancer because they allow the sequencing of entire cancer genomes.
Tumor immunity has the following general feature-the immune system can be stimulated to kill tumor cells and rid the host of the tumor.
Tumor immunity has the following general feature-the normal immune response frequently prevents the growth of tumors.
Tumor immunity has the following general feature-tumors express antigens that are recognized as foreign by the immune system of the tumor-bearing host.
Tumors are neoplasms.
Tumors can be described as benign or malignant.
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