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acoustic neuroma    cancer of nerve tissue of the ear

allogeneic    describing transplant material, such as bone marrow, taken from different people

angiogenesis    process of growing new blood vessels

anti-angiogenesis    treatment to prevent or retard formation of new blood vessels that would otherwise feed growth of a tumor

antigen     a substance that when introduced into the body stimulates the immune system to produce an antibody, or immune defense

antigen    a substance that, when introduced into the body, produces an antibody, or immune defense against disease

aplastic anemi    eficiency in the blood arising out of the failure of bone marrow to produce new blood cells

Bob Abell    (Robert Milton Abell), late NASA engineer, who retired from Goddard Spaceflight Center (Greenbelt, MD) and then succumbed to cancer in 2008, after whom a STOP CANCER Award is named

STOP CANCER is committed to funding the most promising and innovative scientists in their early research of all forms of cancer prevention, treatment, cures and subsequent clinical applications. STOP CANCER works primarily with local National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and other qualified institutions in the United States to carry out its mission.

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