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What is Cancer? And what are Tissue Microarrays?


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#1 Johnny Cool

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 06:43 PM

A simplistic answer from the World Community Grid ....

What is Cancer?
Cancer is a generic term for a group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. According to the World Health Organization, cancer causes 7 million deaths each year, or 12.5% of deaths worldwide. More than 11 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it is estimated that there will be 16 million new cases every year by 2020.


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Posted 20 July 2006 - 07:31 PM

...just ask anyone...

What is Canca?

Canca is a generic term fo` a group of diseazes tizzy can affect any part of tha body in tha dogg pound. Mackin' ta tha World Health Organizizzles killa causes 7 million deaths each year, or 12.5% of deaths worldwide. More tizzy 11 million thugz is diagnosed wit canca every year, n it is estimated T-H-to-tha-izzat there will be 16 million new cases every year by 2020.


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cancer is a generic term 4 a group of diseases that can afect any part of teh body accordng to da world health organization cancer cauess 7 million deaths each year or 125% of deaths worldwide more than 11 milion people r diagnosed wit cancer every year and it iz estim8d that their will b 16 milion new cases every year by 2020
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#3 Johnny Cool

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 06:34 PM

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Re: Cancer project

We are trying to develop a fast, semi-automated diagnostic test that can differentiate between the many different kinds of breast, head and neck cancers using scanned tissue samples from biopsies. Each different kind of cancer may have special requirements for treatment, so it would be a big help if the doctor could get a quick diagnosis from the lab. Once we have sliced up the tissue into an array of thin sections, we can add different antibodies and stains to each section, which potentially gives the computer an enormous amount of diagnostic data to convert into information - reliable diagnoses.

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[Jul 22, 2006 1:52:24 PM]