This diagram was created to summarise my dissertation. It shows numerous methods of immune evasion methods of a cancer cell. I did a lot of research around this subject and never found a diagram that brought this number of methods together, so created one.
about 5 years ago
Molecular Basis of Cancer Rate of Growth Most benign tumours grow slowly, and most cancers grow much faster, eventually spreading locally and to distant sites …
about 4 years ago
The basics of nomenclature concerning Neoplasia are covered concisely and succinctly in one A3 size poster. Being able to correctly name tumours of differing origin can be a challenging task for new medical students, this teaching poster aims to aid the process.
over 6 years ago
The oldest descriptions of cancer were written in Egypt as early as 3000 B.C., as part of an ancient Egyptian textbook on surgery. The name, "cancer" comes from the Greek word carcinos, which means crab. Hippocrates used this term to describe the disease because of the projections of a cancer invading nearby tissues. During the 16th century, when the theory of bodily humors prevailed, it was believed that an excess of black bile caused cancer. The renowned anatomist Andreas Vesalius searched diligently for this black bile and ultimately discarded the this theory when he was unable to find it. In 1838 a botanist named Matthias Schleiden and Theodor Schwann, a physiologist, proposed that all living things were composed of fundamental units called cells. Shortly after the introduction of this idea, Virchow (the "father" of pathology) proposed that cells only arose from other cells and that growth could only occur as a result of hypertrophy or hyperplasia. Virchow studied cancers under with a microscope and recognized that they represented hyperplasia in an extreme form that he dubbed "neoplasia."
over 2 years ago
In this video, Washington University surgeon William Hawkins, MD, explains the Whipple procedure, which is performed to remove cancer from the head of the pancreas. Hawkins and his colleagues complete about 125 Whipples a year, making the Siteman Cancer Center one of the highest-volume centers for this type of surgery nationwide. These surgeons pioneered a modification to the Whipple procedure that has resulted in the lowest fistula rate any large group (1.5 percent compared to 15 percent).
over 3 years ago
Overview of pain control in cancer patients, focusing on starting someone on oral morphine and converting between different opioids, as well as briefly covering different treatment modalities and medications
over 7 years ago
Ovarian cancer used to be thought of as only one cancer, today there are many different subtypes. Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, medical director of the Gynecologi...
almost 2 years ago