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Leukemia - Leukemia Leukemia is a cancer that has had a significant effect on our society and with the developments of new drugs it may become treatable. Leukemia originates in the blood-forming organs which may include the lymph tissue and bone cells. In a person with leukemia the rate and the number of cells produced is altered. This altering can become fatal, or with proper treatment it can be subdued. There are two main types of leukemia which include "total" and "differential." These are mainly characterized by the appearance of white blood cells....   [tags: Cancer Health Medical Leukemia Essays]
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Therapies for Leukemia Patients - Executive Summary Two promising therapies for leukemia patients are bone marrow transplantation and peripheral stem cell transplantation. Successful transplants require that two immunologic barriers be overcome: a host-versus-graft (HVG) reaction and a graft-versus-host (GVH) reaction. A myeloablative conditioning regimen, which involves a depletion of the patient’s immune system, usually precedes the transplantation of donor stem cells to control the HVG. However, twentyfive to 35% of patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation experience life-threatening transplant-related complications (Holler 1990)....   [tags: Leukemia]
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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - ... The CBC would indicate a decrease in the number of red blood cells. The child might also complain of joint pain because of the “overcrowded” bone marrow (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2014). Visible signs of ALL include bruising or petechiae, little red dot on the skin (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2014). This is also due to the “overcrowding” of the bone marrow and causing less platelets to be produced (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2014). Platelets are the component of the blood that allows blood to clot....   [tags: cancer, bone marrow, lymphoblastic leukemia]
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Leukemia - ... Blood work such as a white blood cell count, cytogenic analysis and immunophenotyping is usually done in the laboratory. A high white blood cell count is common in people with leukemia. The cytogenetic analysis compares traits of the abnormal white blood cells to traits of normal white blood cells. The immunophenotyping helps figure out exactly what kind of white blood cell started the leukemia clone. If a doctor thinks that a person may have leukemia, a sample of bone marrow will be studied next....   [tags: cancer, bone marrow, blood cells]
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Leukemia - ... Certain substances on the surface of cells in the body determine the tissue type. These substances can cause the immune system to react against the cells. Therefore, the closer the tissue matches the recipient, the less likely the body would reject the transplant from the donor. In an autologous transplant, the stem cells are removed from a patient’s own bone marrow or peripheral blood. They are frozen and stored while the person receives treatment in another form. A process called purging may be used to try to remove any leukemia cells in the samples....   [tags: health, diseases]
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Leukemia - Leukemia is a form of cancer that starts in the stem cells of the bone marrow that make blood cells. A bone marrow is the material that fills the center of most bones which is where blood cells are made. Leukemia is basically a blood cancer where the cells do not form properly. Leukemia is found in blood cells and since blood cells do not have chromosomes or DNA then they cannot divide or reproduce like somatic cells do. Blood cells form in the bone marrow and when too many blood cells form in the human body then Leukemia cancer is developed....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders, Cancer]
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Leukemia - Leukemia is cancerous disease that starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow and causes large numbers of blood cells to be produced and enter the blood-stream (National Cancer Institute, 2008, para. 1). It is one of many complicated cancer diseases that affect all ages and have very negative outcomes if not treated properly, and on time. Within the disease are several different types that affect according to how quickly the disease develops and attacks the body. It could be classified as chronic leukemia, which has a slow progress of getting worse or acute leukemia which usually gets worse quickly....   [tags: Health]
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Leukemia - ... Learning Style After interviewing Barbara she shared with me that she is a librarian and loves to read. This helps determine her learning style and better ways that I can help teach her. Since she is a visual learner I would utilize teaching methods such as handouts, pictures and also videos. Even though she is a visual learner, having it explained in addition to the visual aids would be beneficial to her and her family, not knowing their learning styles. Referring her to online sources so she can do research on her own would be good to promote continuing education of the diagnosis....   [tags: health, disease, cancer]
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Leukemia - Leukemia Leukemia is a disease that affects blood-forming tissues, mainly bone marrow. Leukemia also affects the lymph glands and spleen. Leukemia causes the body to produce an extreme amount of abnormal white blood cells. This causes infections because the abnormal cells cannot stop infections like the normal cells do. Leukemia also causes anemia. Anemia is a disease in which the body makes less blood cells. This happens because the leukemic cells crowd the system. Leukemia also causes excessive bleeding....   [tags: Health Medical Cancer]
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Leukemia - Leukemia Leukemia is a disease characterized by the formation of abnormal numbers of white blood cells, for which no certain cure has been found. Leukemia is also conditions characterized by the transformation of normal blood-forming cells into abnormal white blood cells whose unrestrained growth overwhelms and replaces normal bone marrow and blood cells. Leukemias are named according to the normal cell from which they originate, such as Lymphocyte Leukemia. Lymphocyte Leukemia is where a Lymphocyte cell is transformed into a Leukemia cell....   [tags: Cancer Research Health Essays] 946 words
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Leukemia - Leukemia Leukemia strikes all ages and both sexes. In 1995 approximately 20,400 people died from Leukemia. The all time five year survival rate is 38%. This rate has gone to 52% in the mid 1980’s. Approximately 25,700 cases were reported in 1995 alone(American Cancer Society-leukemia, 1995). Leukemia is a form of cancer in the blood cells. Most forms of Leukemia occur in the white blood cells. These abnormal cells reproduce in large quantities and look and perform differently than normal cells(MedicineNet- leukemia, 1997)....   [tags: essays research papers] 798 words
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Leukemia - Leukemia Leukemia is a group of blood diseases characterized by cancer of the blood forming tissues. It was discovered in Europe during the XIX century when a group of doctors directed by John Hughes Bennett tested their patients and discovered their elevated number of white blood cells....   [tags: Papers] 888 words
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Childhood Leukemia - ... Miles’ family was awarded $10,000.00 from an unnamed clothing company and the Mayor of the city, Ed Lee, proclaimed November 15, 2013 to be Batkid Day forever. The success of this entire adventure was all completed with empathy and a whole lot of care. The incredible participation by many high-ranking officials seems warranted for the young Miles, who was diagnosed with leukemia at 18-months-old and battled the disease to arrive in remission in June of 2013 at age 5. Childhood Leukemia, ((loo-ke' me-a) leuk = white, emia = blood condition), (Rice, p....   [tags: treatment, Batman, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Batkid]
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Leukemia: Cancer of the Blood - The river of life, the blood is the body’s primary means of transportation. Blood is a part of the hematopoietic system, which also includes lymphatic tissue, bone marrow, and the spleen. Blood is a complex transport medium that performs vital pick-up and delivery services for the body by picking up food and oxygen from the digestive and respiratory systems, and delivering those vital elements to different cells of the body. In exchange of the blood and oxygen, blood then picks up wastes from the cells for delivery to the urinary organs....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Leukemia And Stem Cells - Today, the topic of stem cells is a highly discussed, controversial one. It seems as though there is always something being said about new findings in stem cell research and what will be done with the newly-found information. One of the most conversed aspects of stem cell research is how stem cells can be used to treat potentially life-threatening conditions. Leukemia is one of the conditions being researched along with how stem cell therapy could help benefit the patients with it. In order to fully understand what is going on in the world of stem cell and leukemia research, one must first know what stem cells are and what leukemia is....   [tags: medicine, stem cell]
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Leukemia: The Disease and The Treatment - Leukemia Leukeumia is a type of cancer affecting the bone marrow. Bone marrow is where platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells (Leukocytes) are made. (Medical Journal Dictionary)Leukemia is caused by the rapid production (Proliferation) of Leukocytes, and causes a build-up that inhibits red blood cells, and platelets from functioning and stops other Leukocytes from fighting infection. Because of the abnormally rapid production these cells are unable to mature or develop properly and are unable to carry out their functions....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia - Acute lymphocytic leukemia is also called acute lymphoblastic leukemia or ALL. This disease is primarily when the white blood cell, WBC, making tissue releases too many undeveloped lymphocytes. The immature lymphocytes then collect in lymph tissues. The tissues swell which makes it harder for the bone marrow to produce other blood cells. If the bone marrow cannot function properly the red blood cell, RBC, count decreases causing anemia. The bone marrow also cannot create the platelets needed to cause clots, therefore resulting in the body bleeding and bruising more easily....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia - General Description Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is slow-progressing or “chronic”, cancer of the blood and bone marrow. CLL is the second most common leukemia in adults and one of the four primary types of leukemia. Certain risk factors have been identified including age, race, sex, family history of blood and bone marrow cancers and chemical exposure. Most people diagnosed with CLL are white males over the age of 60. Occurrence increases with age and a marked increase after 60. Herbicides, insecticides and Agent Orange used in the Vietnam War have shown to increase the risk of developing CLL....   [tags: Health]
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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is the most common childhood cancer accounting for around 20-30% of all childhood neoplasms. Annual incidence rates vary worldwide between one and four cases per 100,000, primarily in children ages two - six years old (1). The disease is less common in adults, with only around 1,000 cases being diagnosed annually and with a significantly lower cure rate, rarely exceeding 40%. In turn, infants diagnosed under the age of one have an even poorer survival rate of 30%. Several studies in monozygotic twins and neonatal blood smears have indicated a clear prenatal origin for childhood cases, detecting specific genetic abnormalities in prenatal samples, which may act as initiating events although clearly further postnatal events are required for transformation (2; 3; 4)....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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Leukemia: From a Childs Point of View - "Cancer changes your life, often for the better. You learn what's important, you learn to prioritize, and you learn not to waste your time. You tell people you love them” (Siegel 1). When cancer hits, it hits hard. It does not give a break, it does not give a day off. It takes a special sort of person to beat this growing disease. Leukemia is perhaps the worst of all cancers to date. It is especially affecting children more and more in today’s society. One might ask how could a parent that loves their child with their entire heart could cope with seeing their child go through so much suffering....   [tags: Healthcare, Pediatrics]
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Childhood Cancer-Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - There are many discussions that remain in the world about what is the number one killer in children today, cancer; and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is one of the most common childhood diseases, more likely to occur in children under the age of fifteen. (Leukemia-Lymphoma) There are few adults that may end up getting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia but the symptoms would be much harder to find than it would be in a child. Although cancer in children is getting to the point where it is becoming rare or well it may seem that way, one in every three hundred and fifty American children will start to develop the symptoms of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia just by the time they would reach the age of 21 years....   [tags: Disease]
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Leukemia and Its Treatment - Leukemia is something that we hear about a lot. I believe that people do not understand exactly what leukemia is and how dangerous it can be, I chose this topic to try to help them understand. In this paper I will explain what leukemia is and what treatments you can choose from to treat the cancer. Leukemia is a type of cancer. Cancer is a group of more than 100 diseases that have two or more important things in common. One is that certain cells in the body become abnormal. Another is that the body keeps producing large numbers of these abnormal cells....   [tags: Cancel Health Medical] 845 words
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New Drug has Potential to Destroy Leukemia - New Drug has Potential to Destroy Leukemia White blood cells are the body's foot soldiers in its everyday battle against infections and diseases. Even when we are feeling well, they are working together in a carefully orchestrated manner to target and destroy dangerous substances in our body. Any disease that prevents the white blood cells from doing their job puts us at great risk for infection and illness. Leukemia is that kind of disease. It happens when our body's system for making white blood cells malfunctions, resulting in the uncontrolled production of abnormal white blood cells that cannot protect us against disease....   [tags: Papers] 1635 words
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The Application of Microarray Analysis in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) - Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) is a heterogenous disorder characterized by the inhibition of myeloid differentiation in hematopoietic progenitor cells.1 It is one of the most common types of leukemia among adults. This type of cancer is rare under age 40. Median age of patients with AML is 63 years.2 Clinically, patients present with fever, fatigue, and spontaneous mucosal and cutaneous bleeding, and frequently have opportunistic infections such as fungi and Pseudomonas.1 Most patients with AML achieve complete remission after chemotherapy and/or stem cell transplantation (SCT)....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Application of Microarrays in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia - Introduction Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous disease characterized by clonal malignant hematopoiesis with a differentiation arrest and excessive proliferation of leukemic blasts.6 It is one of the most common types of leukemia among adults. This type of cancer is rare under age 40. The median age of patients with AML is 63 years.2 Clinically, patients present with fever, fatigue, and spontaneous mucosal and cutaneous bleeding, due to abnormalities in red blood cells.1 Opportunistic infections are also common, due to the lack of normal white blood cells.1 Most patients with AML achieve complete remission after chemotherapy and/or stem cell transplantation (SCT)....   [tags: Medical Research]
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She Lived - She Lived HELLO EVERYONE, Sorry I haven't updated in so long but much has gone on. Hope everyone had a great Easter, because mine was great. Even though it was spent in the hospital both my brother came and of course my mom and dad was there. My parents tried to make it like at home as much as possible.WE ate a honey ham, with veggies and potatoes out on the rooftop. Then my dad hid egg out there and we had are own little egg hunt which was GREAT!!Monday was surgery day and I wasn't looking forward to it at all....   [tags: Personal Narrative Cancer Leukemia Papers] 3315 words
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feline leukemia virus - FELINE PANLEUKOPENIA VIRUS Virus Classification: Order: Mononegavirales Family: Parvoviridae Subfamily: Parvovirinae Genus: Parvovirus Species: Feline panleukopenia virus Also called feline infectious eneritis, feline “distemper”, and feline ataxia or incoordination. Examples of other viruses belonging to the same genus as Feline panleukopenia virus include Canine parvovirus type 2, Porcine parvovirus, Mink enteritis virus, and Raccoon enteritis virus....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Leukaemia - In a small subset of patients with precursor T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma, there is t (8; 13); consequently, the fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 locus and a zinc finger protein gene are involved. FIP1L1-PDGFRA fusion gene generated by del (4) has also been shown in patients with lymphoblastic leukemias and eosinophilia. However, the exact underlying mechanism of eosinophilia is not yet known (6-10). The majority of patients with ALL /Eo are boys with median age of 14. The definite diagnosis of ALL may be delayed from several months to even 2 years .This is in some part due to the lack of blasts in circulating blood.The cardio respiratory system is frequently involved in ALL/Eo that may be responsible for a poorer prognosis of this entity compared to the standard ALL (4, 11)....   [tags: Health, T-Cell ] 550 words
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Bone Marrow Transplants - In the last 40 years, the emergence of bone marrow transplants as a therapeutic modality for fatal disease and as a curative option for individuals born with inherited disorders that carry limited life expectancy and poor quality of life (G). Over 4,500 hematopoietic stem cell [bone marrow] transplants performed on patients in the United States annually (H). Bone marrow transplants originally developed to allow the use of very high doses of cytotoxic drug treatments for malignancies, such as leukemia (B)....   [tags: Medical Research]
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cancer - Cancer My friend, Matt, was diagnosed with cancer in May 2002. I was shocked when Matt’s girlfriend, Amber, told me that he had cancer, because Matt was only twenty-three years old when diagnosed. The type of cancer Matt has is called Leukemia, which is cancer of the white blood cells. This cancer starts in the bone marrow but can then spread to the blood, lymph nodes, the spleen, liver, central nervous system and other organs. Cancer affects many people each year including my grandmother who had cancer and now one of my close friends....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Breast-Feeding: Just Do It! - Breast-Feeding: Just Do It. Who is to say that breast-feeding is the best for your baby. For years, breast-feeding tactics have been used as the best way to feed your infant. There was never any debate as to how you should feed your child, until a few years ago when artificial baby formulas were made. Now, researches have set out to figure out which way is the best for your baby. Studies upon studies have been done in search of the answer. Finally it was proven that breast-feeding, the natural way, was superior over artificial formulas....   [tags: breast] 1447 words
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Electric Magnetic Fields - Electric Magnetic Fields Homes are filled with electric magnetic fields (EMFs), EMFs are created every time anything electrical is used. Hair dryers, alarm clocks, micro waves and radios are just a few examples. All these appliances cause leukemia, a form of cancer. High EMF fields are not very unusual. EMFs can pass through walls, so one can also be exposed to them from power lines and transformers. Using a hair dryer for 3 minutes would give the same exposure that one would get living next to a high voltage power line....   [tags: Informative, Expository] 297 words
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Symptom, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Gingivtis - Gingivitis is a form of periodontal disease and is when the gums are inflamed. Periodontal disease is inflammation and infection that destroys the tissues of the gums in the teeth (MedlinePlus n. pag.). Gingivitis typically precedes periodontitis but it is important to understand that not all gingivitis progresses to periodontitis (“Gum Disease” n. pag.). Most of the time gingivitis is from not brushing and flossing which may cause medical disorders or the use of certain drugs. Gingivitis is a common disease in which the gums turn red, swollen, and bleeds....   [tags: Oral Health ]
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Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Gingivtis - Gingivitis is a type of periodontal disease and is when the gums are inflamed. The gums in the teeth destroy the tissues because of the inflammation and infection known as periodontal disease (MedlinePlus n. pag.). Gingivitis typically precedes periodontitis but it is important to understand that not all gingivitis progresses to periodontitis (“Gum Disease” n. pag.). Most of the time gingivitis is from not brushing and flossing which may lead to the use of certain drugs and source of medical disorders....   [tags: Oral Health ]
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State-Funded Stem Cell Research - Scientists are attempting to expand on stem cell research, while aspiring towards new medical advancements, but Maryland is questioning State-funded research (Department of Legislative Services, Office of Information Systems [DLSOIS], 2011). Stem cells have the ability to regenerate themselves and produce specialized cell types (Academy of Sciences, 2009). After a stem cell divides, the stem cell can continue to exist as a stem cell, or turn into a unique cell, like a red blood cell (Institutes of Health, U.S....   [tags: Stem Cell Research ]
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Assisted Suicide - ... Although the choice to end their life is undoubtedly hard, it is also important to imagine how much better off the person and the family or friends would be without dealing with the suffering and pain. When it comes to the discussion of assisted suicide, the thought of Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s work is inevitable . In 1989, Kevorkian invented a machine he called the “Thenatron,” a Greek word meaning death machine("Frontline: The Kevorkian Verdict"). Created out of random house hold objects, Thenatron was designed to put a sick or terminally ill patient to death....   [tags: Euthanasia Essays]
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Cultural Competence and Patient Care Outcomes - ... The doctor believes he is coming down with a virus and ultimately, the patient is sent home. Upon evaluating the blood work, the ER physician calls the patient and tells him to immediately go to the Ohio State University. The blood work is suspicious for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Miguel is admitted to the Ohio State University for further workup. Acute Myeloid Leukemia is a malignant disorder resulting in impairment of the blood cell production that produces immature blood cells. The Ohio State University is a leader in Leukemia research in providing the latest clinical trial therapies that can improve the patient’s outcomes....   [tags: culture, nursing, diversity, cultural differences]
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Aristotelian Intellectual Intuition, Basic Beliefs and Naturalistic Epistemology - Aristotelian Intellectual Intuition, Basic Beliefs and Naturalistic Epistemology ABSTRACT: I first argue that Aristotelian intellectual intuition (recognizing archai through epagoge and seeing their truth by recognizing their explanatory power through nous) generates basic beliefs which are not inferred — inductively or deductively — from other beliefs. Both involve synthetic intuitive insight. Epagoge grasps a connection and nous sees its general applicability. I next argue that such beliefs are properly basic by adapting an argument made by Hilary Kornblith....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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Applied Pharmacology - ... Pain and other stimuli are not detected once the drug is taken. In case a patient is suffering from asthma and leukemia, it is advisable not to administer the drug (Jiang & Ma 2007). Leukemia is a disease associated with blood and the effects of morphine on blood are immense, given that the drug attacks the organs dealing in blood circulation (Health Grades 2011). Morphine may therefore be a very dangerous drug to combine with leukemia as it may cause a serious blood clot and eventually death....   [tags: ]
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Medical Research with Animals Saves Lives - ... The American Cancer Society says: “The importance of using animals in research cannot be overstated. Research with animals has led to significant advances in medicine, including organ transplantation and vaccines for smallpox, polio, and hepatitis. The field of cancer research with animal models has produced successful cancer treatments for childhood leukemia. Further animal research is crucial for understanding the causes of cancer, developing and testing new drugs, studying new forms of treatment, and identifying ways to prevent cancer”....   [tags: Vaccines, Testing Regulations]
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