Radiogenic therapy is a new method of radiation used to stimulate the formation of cell killing agents known as ____ agents.
Different cell types may be identified by receptors located on their surface. ________ therapies take advantage of this to deliver radiation to cancer cells.
Unlike standard chemotherapy, specific inhibitors produce multiple side effects.
___________ drugs are a type of specific inhibitor that target the production of specific proteins. These drugs act by binding with the specific mRNA molecule,blocking translation (protein production).
The chemotherapy drug Taxol targets ______ during mitosis.
Microtubules are the target of many chemotherapy agents because they _____.
An internal radiation therapy in which radioactive material is implanted near the tumor site is known as ________.
Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are able to reduce transcription levels by removing acetyl groups from histones.
__________ are a group of genotoxic chemotherapy treatments that work by modifying DNA bases, disrupting DNA replication and transcription. A good example of this type of drug is ____________.
Which of the following statements is false?
Specific androgen receptor modulators can be used to treat prostate cancer by preventing the binding of estrogen to receptors.
Radiation therapy can harm both cancerous and normal tissues.
Chemotherapy kills dividing cancer cells directly by damaging them with high energy beams.
The purpose of ______ is to stimulate the body''s defenses against cancer. They often contain proteins found on or produced by cancer cells.
Which of the following is NOT a type of treatment for cancer?
Radiation is used to ______.
Anastrozole is an aromatase inhibitor. This drug is used to treat breast cancer because it ____.
Methotrexate prevents synthesis of DNA and RNA by inhibiting the production of nucleic acids. Drugs, such as methotrexate, that interfere with vital cellular functions by mimicking compounds in cells are called ____.
Angiogenesis inhibitors do not harm most normal dividing cells because they directly attack cancer cells.
Biological response modifiers suppress activity of the immune system allowing drugs to more effectively combat cancer cells.
What factor influences the possibility of a surgical cure for a particular case of cancer?
Antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) is a process by which antibodies carry radioactive molecules into cancer cells.
Antibodies can inhibit the growth of cancer cells in all of the following ways EXCEPT: