Search: red blood cells

News: New blood cancer study: Burden of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms in Australia revealed

…Journal of Hematology **, explored the impact of MPN, which affects more than 5000 people in Australia currently, and found that the diagnosis and survival rates of these blood cancers are very similar to those found in recent studies in…

News: 3D models mimic cells to fight aggressive ovarian cancer

…project, we use a 3D culture model to mimic the cancer cells that float in the ascites that accumulates in the abdomen of women with ovarian cancer. “We use another 3D model of the cancer cells invading the abdominal wall…

targeted therapies

Treatments that attack specific weaknesses of cancer cells while sparing healthy cells. These treatments use drugs or other substances to selectively target proteins or other molecules involved in cancer cell growth. Two types of targeted therapies are drug therapies and…

kidneys

A pair of organs in the abdomen. The kidneys remove waste from the blood and make urine. The kidneys also produce hormones that stimulate red blood cell production and control calcium levels.

platelets

One of three types of cells found in the blood. These help the blood to clot and stop bleeding. Also called thrombocytes….

tumour markers

Chemicals produced by cancer cells and released into the blood. These may suggest the presence of a tumour in the body. Markers can be found by blood tests or by testing tumour samples….

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start off in one or both lungs; usually in the cells that line the air passages. The abnormal cells do not develop into healthy lung tissue, they divide rapidly and…

polycythaemia

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

angiogenesis

The formation of new blood vessels. This enables tumours to develop their own blood supply, which helps them grow.

artery

A blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart.