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 (kär-sĭn′ə-jən, kär′sə-nə-jĕn′)
A cancer-causing substance or agent.

car′ci·no·gen′e·sis (kär′sə-nə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs) n.
car′cin·o·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
car′ci·no·ge·nic′i·ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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(Pathology) pathol the development of cancerous cells from normal ones
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(ˌkɑr sə nəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, -noʊ-)

the development of a cancer.
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n. carcinogénesis, origen del cáncer.
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There are 2 major theories about thyroid carcinogenesis: fetal cell carcinogenesis and early-onset multistep carcinogenesis.
The chronic inflammatory response may be a cofactor in driving carcinogenesis. The presence of some species of bacteria that can mediate the formation of carcinogenic N-nitrosamines as part of the urinary microbiota may contribute to development of bladder cancer.
This process is known as Carcinogenesis in which uncontrolled division of cells takes place due to a mutation of DNA in cells.
Aunque algunos investigadores describieron mecanismos a traves de los cuales los acidos grasos omega-3 tienen una participacion en la carcinogenesis actuando en la biosintesis de eicosanoides en la peroxidacion lipidica y en alguna via de transduccion de senal, en la actualidad aun son escasos los datos que relacionen todos estos mecanismos (13).
It is known that inflammation is an important factor in GC carcinogenesis. GC carcinogenesis with several genetic and epigenetic changes, triggered by inflammation, follows the sequence of gastritis-atrophy-metaplasia-dysplasia-cancer (2, 3).
Compared with traditional methods, the team's novel matrix can reduce the risk of carcinogenesis or inflammation in stem cell therapy - a treatment that offers hope of a cure for incurable diseases such as neurodegenerative diseases, chronic systemic diseases and degenerative joint diseases.
Numerous reports have pointed out the close link between chronic inflammation, oxidative stress (OS), and carcinogenesis [1].
Sporadic colorectal cancer (CRC) is a heterogeneous disease with multiple factors involved in carcinogenesis. Inherited mutations and spontaneous molecular derangements are important initiators/promoters of the carcinogenic process, but cancer propagation remains unclear.
According to the theory by Vogelstein, colorectal carcinogenesis involves a series of successive changes in the normal colonic mucosa, starting with excessive proliferation and focal disorders of intestinal crypts, followed by adenoma and its subsequent malignant transformation.
We conducted a case-control study to investigate the effect of diet on laryngeal carcinogenesis. Our study population was made up of 140participants--70patients with laryngeal cancer (LC) and 70controls with a non-neoplastic condition that was unrelated to diet, smoking, or alcohol.
McKinnell presents readers with an account of the lives and work of a couple that brought an understanding of environmental carcinogenesis into the common understanding of the medical profession.