trophoblastic cancer

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Noun1.trophoblastic cancer - malignant neoplasm of the uterus derived from the epithelium of the chorion
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Hydatidiform mole may lead to a form of Trophoblastic neoplasia, which is "a malignant, trophoblastic cancer, usually of the placenta" (MedlinePlus, 2014) where high levels of circulating chorionic gonadotropin hormone are generally found.
Determination of chorionic gonadotropin in serum of nonpregnant subjects and patients with trophoblastic cancer by time-resolved immunofluorometric assay [Abstract].
In patients with benign trophoblastic disease, the ratio is similar to that in pregnancy, whereas higher ratios are observed in trophoblastic cancer. Thus the ratio may aid in differentiating between malignant and benign trophoblastic tumors [7-10].