Why Are Cancer Patients Often Given α-interferon as Part of the Treatment? - Biology


Why are cancer patients often given α-interferon as part of the treatment?



The biological response modifiers such as α-interferons are given to cancer patients as part of their treatment because it activates a patient's immune system and helps in destroying the tumour.

Concept: Cancer
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2013-2014 (March) Delhi Set 1


Explain the various types of cancer

Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases. Explain 'Contact inhibition' and 'Metastasis' with respect to the disease

Name any two techniques that are useful in detecting cancers of internal organs.

The antiviral proteins released by a virus-infected cell are called.

What is a carcinogen? 

What is cancer?

Name the main five types of cancer.

Name one chemical carcinogen with its target tissue.

Inactive gene that can cause cancer is called ______.

Enlist any four therapies used to treat a cancer patient.

Explain any four therapies used in treatment of cancer.

Cancer cells are more easily damaged by radiations than normal cells because they are ______.

Which type of cancer affects lymph nodes and spleen?

Cancer of the epithelial cells is called ______.

Metastasis is associated with ______.

Cancer causing genes are called Oncogenes.

In leukemia both WBCs and RBCs increase in number.

Carcinogens are cancer causing agents.

Chemotherapy: Chemicals: Radiation therapy: ______.

What is metastasis?

How is a cancer cell different from a normal cell?

The cancer that generally affects lymph nodes and spleen is ______.

Cancer of connective tissues are called ______.

Stomach cancer is characterised as ______.

All of the following are cancer-causing, EXCEPT ______.

How do normal cells get transformed into cancerous neoplastic cells? Elaborate giving three examples of inducing agent.

One of the following is INCORRECT about cancer cells.

Cancer is related to ______

Benign tumour is the one which

AIDS is caused by HIV. Among the following, which one is not a mode of transmission of HIV?

If a patient is advised Anti Retroviral Therapy, which infection is he suffering from? Name the causative organism.

Give the full form of CT and MRI. How are they different from each other? Where are they used?

What is cancer? How is a cancer cell different from the normal cell? How do normal cells attain cancerous nature?

What are the methods of cancer detection? Describe the common approaches for treatment of cancer.

Cancer is generally caused due to activation of ______ to ______ and/or inactivation of ______.

Which disease is caused by HPV?

The interferons are ______.

Treatment of cancer by X-rays or gamma rays is ______.

Why is a malignant tumour considered to be more damaging than a benign tumour? Explain.

Which one of the following diseases is non - communicable?


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