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pre·can·cer·ous

(prē-kan'sĕr-ŭs),
Pertaining to any lesion that is interpreted as precancer.
Synonym(s): premalignant

precancerous

/pre·can·cer·ous/ (-kan´ser-us) pertaining to a pathologic process that tends to become malignant.

precancerous

(prē-kăn′sər-əs)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a condition that typically precedes or develops into a cancer: a precancerous growth.

precancerous

[-kan′sərəs]
Etymology: L, prae + cancer, crab
pertaining to a stage of abnormal tissue growth that is likely to develop into a malignant tumor.

precancerous

adjective Referring to a lesion or process that has a high risk of becoming malignant with time.

pre·can·cer·ous

(prē-kan'sĕr-ŭs)
Pertaining to any lesion that is interpreted as precancer.
Synonym(s): premalignant.

precancerous

Any condition tending to proceed to cancer, to be associated with the development of cancer, or to carry a significant risk of CANCER.

pre·can·cer·ous

(prē-kan'sĕr-ŭs)
Pertaining to any lesion that is interpreted as precancer.
Synonym(s): premalignant.

precancerous,

adj a stage of abnormal tissue growth that is likely or predisposed to develop into a malignant tumor.
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All of the researchers involved emphasized that there is no clinical benefit today for testing for this pre-malignant state; there are no treatments currently available that would address this condition in otherwise healthy people.
Approximately 10% of AK lesions are thought to progress to invasive SCC2 and 40% of immuno-compromised patients will develop pre-malignant or malignant skin tumours(5).
The DermaScan is a machine developed to instantly screen a person's skin conditions for sun damage, skin infections, pre-malignant cells, dry skin and excess oils.
Applicants to this initiative should not propose projects addressing early detection of cancer in asymptomatic or high-risk populations or risk of progression of pre-malignant lesions.
In both cancer types - squamous cell carcinoma (SSC) and pre-malignant solar keratosis (SK) - the basal skin layer harboured more UVA than UVB fingerprints.
Approval for use in Aktinic Keratosis (AK or pre-malignant skin lesions) was granted in April 2003.
This test can exclude several dangerous conditions such as cancer, stricture, infection, or a pre-malignant form of esophagitis termed Barrett's esophagus.
Barrett' s esophagus is a pre-malignant condition caused by chronic gastro-esophageal reflux disease.
Using a high-tech system of analysing the chemical composition of cells, scientists discovered dramatic differences between smear samples from healthy women and women with pre-malignant abnormalities and cancer.
MDS is a group of pre-malignant blood disorders marked by abnormal production of blood cells by the bone marrow.
Candidate genes will then be screened in relevant human RCC and pre-malignant lesions.
In vitro tests showed omega-3 fatty acids induced cell death in malignant and pre-malignant cells at doses which did not affect normal cells, suggesting they have the potential to be used in both the treatment and prevention of certain skin and oral cancers.