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macrophage

[mack-ro-faj] a type of white blood cell that engulfs and destroys foreign materials. See also white blood cells.

Looking for Breakthroughs in the Bronx

... They have observed that cancer somehow “tricks” a type of cell from our immune
system, called macrophages, into helping tumors grow instead of ...

http://www.cancer.org/myacs/eastern/areahighlights/cancernynj-news-salconiglio

Scientists Joseph Fraumeni, Patricia Ganz, and Jeffrey Pollard ...

... genetic studies were the first to show that macrophages recruited to the ...
particularly with reagents targeted to the inhibition of macrophage function. ...

http://pressroom.cancer.org/index.php?s=43&item=275

What is chronic myelomonocytic leukemia?

... When monocytes leave your bloodstream and go into tissue, they become
macrophages. Macrophages can destroy germs ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chronicmyelomonocyticcmml/detailedguide/leukemia-chronic-myelomonocytic-what-is-chronic-myelomonocytic

What is myelodysplastic syndrome?

... Monocytes can leave the bloodstream to become macrophages in
some of the body's organs. Macrophages can destroy ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/myelodysplasticsyndrome/detailedguide/myelodysplastic-syndromes-what-is-m-d-s

Shark Liver Oil

... Proponents claim they activate the immune system in two ways: by stimulating
immune system cells called macrophages, which consume invading ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/pharmacologicalandbiologicaltreatment/shark-liver-oil

Leukemia -- Chronic Myelomonocytic

... When monocytes leave the bloodstream and go into tissue, they become
macrophages. Macrophages can destroy germs ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003113-pdf.pdf

What is chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

... After circulating in the bloodstream for about a day, monocytes enter body
tissues to become macrophages, which can destroy some germs by ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chroniclymphocyticcll/detailedguide/leukemia-chronic-lymphocytic-what-is-cll

Sargramostim

... (sar-gram-o-stim). Trade/other name(s): Leukine, granulocyte macrophage-
colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF). Why would this drug be used? ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/guidetocancerdrugs/sargramostim

What is acute myeloid leukemia?

... After circulating in the bloodstream for about a day, monocytes enter body
tissues to become macrophages, which can destroy some germs by ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-acutemyeloidaml/detailedguide/leukemia-acute-myeloid-myelogenous-what-is-aml

What is chronic myeloid leukemia?

... monocytes. Monocytes circulate in the bloodstream for about a day and
then they enter body tissues to become macrophages. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chronicmyeloidcml/detailedguide/leukemia-chronic-myeloid-myelogenous-what-is-c-m-l