Chem 115 Lecture_23

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Unformatted text preview: 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. 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 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 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. 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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