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Vaccine--A substance injected into the body to stimulate resistance to a specific disease.

Vagina--A female reproductive organ. Also called the birth canal.

Virus--Tiny living organisms that invade cells, alter the cells' chemistry and cause them to produce more viruses. Viruses are the cause of many diseases. In animals, several viruses have been shown to produce cancer. Their role in the development of cancer in man is now being studied.





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Appears to increase risk after liver transplant in younger patients, those with C2 monitoring

Jul 1, 2010 - Immunosuppressive treatment with cyclosporine A, rather than tacrolimus, with dose level monitoring two hours post-dosing or in patients age 50 or younger appears to have a significant association with the development of de novo cancer after liver transplantation, according to research published in the July issue of Liver Transplantation.



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