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2011-06-06 08:00:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found a mutant gene, which was long thought to accelerate tumor growth in thyroid cancer patients, actually inhibits the spread of cancerous cells. Thyroid cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world. Between 15 percent and 20 percent of all thyroid cancers are follicular, which is a type that is more aggressive. Distinguishing between benign and malignant follicular thyroid cancer is often challenging for doctors because an accurate...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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