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Skin Cancer

…but can occur anywhere on the body. Skin has several layers. Skin cancer begins in the epidermis (outer layer), which is made up of squamous cells, basal cells, and melanocytes. There are several different types of skin cancer. Squamous cell

mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors

Drugs that block enzymes in the body, which are connected with cell growth and survival….

urothelial carcinoma

Cancer that occurs in urothelial cells. It can start in the renal pelvis of the kidney, the ureter or the bladder. Sometimes called transitional cell carcinoma (TCC)….

non-epithelial ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer that does not start in the lining of the ovary. Types include germ cell ovarian cancer and sex-cord stromal cancer….

apoptosis

A type of programmed (normal) cell death. This is the body’s normal way of getting rid of damaged, unneeded or unwanted cells.

polycythaemia

A condition in which red blood cell levels are higher than normal….

neutrophil

A type of white blood cell that defends the body against bacteria….

germ cells

Cells that produce eggs in females and sperm in males. Germ cell cancers can occur in the ovaries or testicles.

oligodendrocyte

A type of glial cell….