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germ cells

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

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…

hormone receptors

Proteins in a cell that bind to specific hormones.

neuron

A cell that transmits electrical impulses that carry information from one part of the body to the other. The three types of neurons are sensory neurons, motor neurons and interneurons….

oligodendrocyte

A type of glial cell….

mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors

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

neutrophil

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

polycythaemia

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

apoptosis

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