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For next time… Read the material available on WebCT from the text by Berg, Tymoczko, and Stryer (BTS), pages 1001 - 1004 Lab: Models of the Solid State Exam 3: Wed., 8:30 pm, Lecture 15 - 22, LO, RA, HW 9-12, Lab to last week.
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Can we cure cancer? - Reading Over one million people get cancer each year Approximately one out of every two American  men and one out of every three American  women at some point during their lifetime.  Although 77% of all cancers are diagnosed in  people age of 55 and older, anyone can get  cancer at any age Statistics from the American Cancer Society
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What are the ways we treat cancer? Surgery Physical removal of  cancerous tumor Radiation Chemotherapy Destroys all rapidly dividing  cells – that includes cancer  cells, but also Cells in your hair (hair loss) Bone marrow (fatigue) Stomach lining (nausea) Biologic therapies
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Biologic Therapies for Cancer Treatment Biologic therapies use the body's immune  system to fight cancer or to lessen the side  effects of some cancer treatments.  interfering with cancer cell growth acting indirectly to help healthy immune cells  control cancer helping to repair normal cells damaged by  other forms of cancer treatment. 
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Chemotherapy-based approaches to stopping cancer growth If we know what causes the cancer to form in the first  place, it may be possible to create a drug that will stop it  from happening EXAMPLE:  Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and  Gleevec ®
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CHEM 115 taught by Professor L during the Fall '02 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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