The Face Of Cancer

a: Cancer cell ~
b: Human Face

What: Human faces have tremendous variability. This variability is genetic variability. As everyone knows, some people have blue eyes, white skin and square cheeks. The same genetic dynamic occurs with cancer cells, which are a part of the human body controlled by the genetic composition of that person. One of the reasons that cancer drugs work so poorly is that they don't account for the genetic profile of the individual patient. In a fashion, drug development consists of "training" molecules recognize cancer cell. Because of variability between the cell line used to develop the drug and the cancers cells in the patients, the drugs have a tendency, not recognize the cancer and get lost in the body.

Writer: LucretiaGermanica
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Mar 25 2012 11:45 AM

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