B1 - Cancer and drug development

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What is cancer caused by?
Cells dividing out of control.
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What is a tumour?
A mass of cells.
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What is a benign tumour?
A tumour grows until there's no more room, isn't normally dangerous.
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What is a maligant tumour?
Tumour grows and spreads to other parts of the body, fatal.
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How are drugs usually tested? (4 steps)
Computer models, tested on human tissues, test drug on animals, test drug on humans
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What is a clinical trial?
The trial in which drugs are tested on humans.
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How does a clinical trial work?
Two groups of patients, one given new drug, other given a fake drug, patients don't know which is which.
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What is a tumour?

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A mass of cells.

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What is a maligant tumour?

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