carcinogenesis

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carcinogenesis

 [kahr″sĭ-no-jen´ĕ-sis]
production of cancer.
Multistep model of carcinogenesis. The stepwise genetic alterations that lead to colorectal cancer. From Aspinall and Taylor-Robinson, 2001.

car·ci·no·gen·e·sis

(kar'si-nō-jen'ĕ-sis),
The origin or production, or development of cancer, including carcinomas and other malignant neoplasms.
[carcino- + G. genesis, generation]

carcinogenesis

[kär′sinəjen′əsis]
the process of initiating and promoting cancer. Compare malignant transformation, oncogenesis, sarcomagenesis, tumorigenesis.

carcinogenesis

Transformation, tumourigenesis Oncology A series of genotypic and phenotypic changes that result in a cell being identified as malignant by virtue of its metastatic potential. See Cancerization, Chemical carcinogenesis, Inducer, One-hit/two-hit model, Proto-oncogenes, Tumor promoter, Tumor suppressor.

car·ci·no·gen·e·sis

(kahr'si-nō-jen'ĕ-sis)
The origin, production, or development of cancer, including carcinomas and other malignant neoplasms.
[carcino- + G. genesis, generation]

carcinogenesis

The causation of cancer, whether CARCINOMA or SARCOMA.

carcinogenesis

production of cancer.

biological carcinogenesis
viruses and some parasites are capable of initiating neoplasia. See viral oncogenesis, Spirocercalupi.
chemical carcinogenesis
numerous chemicals have been identified as carcinogenic.
physical carcinogenesis
includes ultraviolet radiation, ionizing radiation and asbestos.
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