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Question 1: Solutions to this problem include ________ (both brachytherapy and teletherapy) and surgery.
Nuclear fusionIonizing radiationX-rayRadiation therapy

Question 2: The CTZ is in the ________, outside the blood-brain barrier, and is thus susceptible to stimulation by substances present in the blood or cerebral spinal fluid.
ObexArea postremaMyelencephalonRhombencephalon

Question 3: Specific chemotherapeutic agents are associated with organ-specific toxicities, including ________ (e.g., doxorubicin), interstitial lung disease (e.g., bleomycin) and occasionally secondary neoplasm (e.g., MOPP therapy for Hodgkin's disease).
PneumopericardiumHeart diseaseCoronary artery aneurysmCardiovascular disease

Question 4: Vinca alkaloids bind to specific sites on tubulin, inhibiting the assembly of tubulin into microtubules (________ of the cell cycle).

Question 5: A granisetron ________ (Sancuso) was approved by the FDA in September 2008.
EnemaVaginal ringOrally disintegrating tabletTransdermal patch

Question 6: Self-care measures, such as eating frequent small meals and drinking clear liquids or ________ tea, are often recommended.

Question 7: Medications that kill rapidly dividing cells or blood cells are likely to reduce the number of ________ in the blood, which can result in bruises and bleeding.
Red blood cellCoagulationBlood plasmaPlatelet

Question 8: lymphoid: ________ (Ibritumomab, Ofatumumab, Rituximab, Tositumomab), CD52 (Alemtuzumab)

Question 9: This means that other fast-dividing cells, such as those responsible for hair growth and for replacement of the intestinal ________ (lining), are also often affected.
EpitheliumMicrovillusHistologyStratified squamous epithelium

Question 10: ________ is the uncontrolled growth of cells coupled with malignant behavior: invasion and metastasis.

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