Fromation of new blood vessels; one mechanism by which cancer spreads.
Programmed cell death involving a cascadde of specific cellular events leading to death and destruction of the cell.
Form of tumor not capable of spreading throughout the body.
Bone Marrow Transplant
A cancer patient's stem cells are harvested and stored before chemotherapy beings. Then, the stored cells are returned to the patient by injection.
Malignant tumor whose nondifferentiated cells exhibit loss of contact inhibition, uncrotrolled growth, and the ability to invade tissue and metastasize.
Environmental agent that causes mutations leading to the development of cancer.
Development of cancer.
Cancer arising in epithelial tissue.
Protein that regularly increases and decreases in concentration during the cell cycle.
Chemical signal the regulates mitosis and differentiation of cells that have receptors for it; important in such processes as fetal development, tissue maintenance and repair, and hematopoiesis; sometimes a cintributing factor in cancer.
Mtation of a single cell that may lead to cancer development.
Cancer of the blood-forming tissues leading to the overproduction of abnormal white blood cells.
Cancer of lymphatic tissue (reticular connective tissue).
Form of tumor capable of spreading throughout the body.
Spread of cancer from the place of origin throughout the body; caused by the ability of cancer cells to migrate and invade tissue.
Agent, such as radiation or a chemical, that brings about a mutation.
Physician who specializes in one or more types of cancers.
The study of cancer.
In cancer, a second mutation that allows cells to invade surrounding tissues.
In cancer, development of a group of cells from a single mutatied cell.
Normal gene that can become an ocogene through mutation.
Cancer that arises in muscles and connective tissue.
Tip of the end of a chromosome.
Cells derived from a single mutated cell that has repeatedly undergone cell division; benign tumors remain at the site of orogon, and malignant tumors metastasize.
Tumor Marker Test
Blood test for a substance, such as a tumor antigen, that indicates a patient has cancer.
Gene that codes for a protein that ordinarily supresses cell division; inactivity can lead to a tumor.
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