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Related to precancerous: precancerous polyps, Precancerous cells

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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Caused by chronic GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), Barrett's esophagus is a precancerous condition affecting the lining of the esophagus, the muscular tube that carries food, liquids and saliva from the mouth to the stomach.
Now, she and her colleagues show that senescent human fibroblasts stimulate proliferation of precancerous and malignant human cells, both in lab dishes and in mice.
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The new system not only identifies precancerous tissue, but it also offers some measure of how much the tissue had transformed.
MediScience Technology Corporation and its New York subsidiary, Mediphotonics Development Company LLC design, develop and commercialize medical devices for the purpose of detecting cancer and physiological change by using frequencies of light that are emitted, scattered and absorbed to distinguish malignant, precancerous, or benign tissue from normal tissue.
6 JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE that antibiotics, vitamin C, or beta-carotene--a precursor of vitamin A--can reverse precancerous stomach conditions.
For example, Verispan just completed an analysis of a topical medication that was recently approved for a precancerous skin condition.
The participants were selected to represent cancerous, precancerous, and normal conditions as determined by their physicians.
Data from real-world experience in a number of countries, including Australia, Sweden and Denmark, have shown that the use of GARDASIL has resulted in a significant reduction in precancerous cervical lesions and genital warts.
Unpublished data suggest that a class of antidiabetic drugs known as incretin mimetics may raise the risk of pancreatitis and precancerous changes (metaplasia) in the pancreatic duct in patients with type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes.
The secondary outcome was the DNA test's ability to detect advanced precancerous lesions, including advanced adenomas and sessile serrated polyps measuring 1 cm or more in diameter, compared with the performance of a commercially available fecal immunochemical test (FIT) for human hemoglobin.