Cancer is the general term for a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. Cancers can be divided into two categories, benign or malignant. Benign cancers are usually well-differentiated and are rarely life-threatening; malignant tumors, on the other hand, are often invasive and may metastasize to other parts of the body. The most common malignant tumors are carcinomas, which either originate in the skin or in the tissues that line or cover internal organs (epithelium). In addition, many cancers can be divided into subclasses that may have differing responses to a specific treatment. Proper diagnosis of the subclass of a tumor is often important for the best choice of therapy.
Cancer is the leading cause of premature death in Canada and is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Today, nearly 14.5 million people alive in the United States have had some type of cancer. More than one million people in the United States get variety of cancers each year. Some of these people are cancer-free; others still have it. Till now, there are over 120 types of cancer and the common cancer includes breast cancer, hepatoma, skin cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia and lymphoma. As a primary manufacturer of recombinant proteins, Creative Biomart provides recombinant proteins of several sources, grades and formulations for cancer research applications.