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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….

News: Benign Brain Tumours

…All tumours arise due to unregulated proliferation of a particular cell in the body, and most tumours are classified according to the cell from which they originate. In the brain, tumours are graded according to how ‘aggressive’ they are, using…

Immunisation and Vaccination

…the cells of the cervix. Routine cervical screening can detect HPV-related pre-cancer cell changes before cancer develops. HPV and cancer It is important to remember that most people who have HPV clear the virus naturally and do not go on…

hormone receptors

Proteins in a cell that bind to specific hormones.

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…

News: Cancer Council Queensland’s work in childhood cancers

…paediatric cancer patients. During this period there have been 800 Queensland children with cancer treated under a clinical trial protocol. CCQ Project Grant 2 – Dr Michael Piper, The University of Queensland Regulation of stem cell differentiation during cerebella development…

germ cells

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

Blog: Gympie family fight back against cancer at Relay For Life 

…2006 Marg Hosking’s husband Mac was diagnosed with a level four melanoma and thankfully he’s been cancer free for many years. In 2012 their son Sam was diagnosed with oral squamous cell carcinoma, a form of cancer in the mouth…

genes

The tiny units that govern the way the body’s cells grow and behave. Genes are found in every cell of the body and are inherited from both parents.