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Apoptosis
Discussion of apoptosis mechanisms - from Professor John W. Kimball's online textbook. (The entire document is available under Textbooks.)
http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/A/Apoptosis.html

BSA Calculation
Some methods of calculating Body Surface Area (BSA) for chemotherapy dosage
http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/HPI/DrugDatabase/Appendices/Appendix9.htm

CD Molecules
Human cell surface molecules recognized by The International Workshops on Human Leukocyte Differentiation Antigens
http://www.slz.nl/hora/labor/cdmolecu.htm

CLL Overview
Comprehensive overview of CLL in the 2002 ASH education book. Three distinct sections deal with:
1) The Nature and Natural History of Early-stage CLL, by Terry J. Hamblin,
2) Progression Events in B-CLL by Neil. E. Kay, et. al. and
3) to Treat or Not to Treat the Patient with CLL: That Is the Question by John C. Byrd, et. al.
http://www.asheducationbook.org/cgi/content/full/2002/1/193

Complement
Detailed description of the complement system from University of Arizona. (For a link to the Immunology lectures from this source please look under Textbooks.)
http://microvet.arizona.edu/Courses/MIC419/SystemModules/complement.html

Gene Delivery Systems
Article from the Scientist describing multiple approaches to delivering genes
http://www.the-scientist.com/yr2000/oct/profile1_001002.html

Gene Therapy
Human Genome Project Information home page on Gene Therapy. Many links.
http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis/medicine/genetherapy.html

Immunotherapy
Basics of immunotherapy as expounded by the American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/eto/eto_1_3_immunotherapy.asp

Martindale's Health Science Guide
Online "virtual medical center" with everything from medical texts, courses, modules and cases on topics from bacteriology to urology. This site has a wealth of links to live information on the web. Courtesy University of California, Irvine.
http://www-sci.lib.uci.edu/HSG/Medical1.html#Hema

Monoclonals
Introduction to monoclonal antibodies from Kimball's Biology Pages. (A link to Professor Kimball's online text is provided under Textbooks.)
http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/M/Monoclonals.html

NSAIDS
COX-2 Inhibition, Apoptosis, and Chemoprevention by Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
http://www.bentham.org/cmc-sample/simmons/simmons.htm

Nuclear Factor Kappa B
NFkB primer
http://people.bu.edu/gilmore/nf-kb/index.htm

Science Behind Cancer
NCI's overview of cancer related science. Introductory treatment supported by numerous illustrations.
http://press2.nci.nih.gov/sciencebehind/

Single Agent Rituximab Therapy
Dr. John D. Hainsworth's lecture (audio and slides) on use of Rituxan as first-line single agent therapy. Clear, low-key presentation with insights on maintenance protocol and efficacy in early-stage cases.
http://www13.placeware.com/cc/mdg/view?id=lymphoma&pw=216995

Supplements, Nutraceuticals and "Alternative" medicines
Balanced and authoritative evaluations of a number of substances with claimed anti-cancer and general health benefits. Detailed reports with references on each item from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.
http://www.moffittcancernetwork.org/altmed.asp

The Body
Multifaceted website with a wealth of information AIDS, blood diseases, immunology and related subjects. Rated on of the best health websites.
http://www.thebody.com/index.shtml

US News rankings of Cancer Hospitals
Top 50 in US ranked - your experience may vary
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/nycu/health/hosptl/rankings/specihqcanc.htm

Understanding the Immune System
NCI's excellent basic introduction to the immune system. Introductory treatment supported by numerous illustrations.
http://press2.nci.nih.gov/sciencebehind/immune/immune00.htm

 


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