carcinoma

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carcinoma:

see neoplasmneoplasm
or tumor,
tissue composed of cells that grow in an abnormal way. Normal tissue is growth-limited, i.e., cell reproduction is equal to cell death. Feedback controls limit cell division after a certain number of cells have developed, allowing for tissue repair
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carcinoma

[‚kärs·ən′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A malignant epithelial tumor.

carcinoma

Pathol
1. any malignant tumour derived from epithelial tissue
2. another name for cancer
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Samimi stressed that the newly shown association that she and her coworkers have found between vitamin D deficiency and worse-prognosis Merkel cell carcinoma must be considered hypothesis-generating rather than proof of causality Serum vitamin D wasn't measured until an average of 3 months after cancer diagnosis.
Hapcic K, Panchal J, Stewart J, et al: Giant Merkel cell carcinoma involving the upper extremity.
Clinical factors associated with Merkel cell polyomavirus infection in Merkel cell carcinoma.
Metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma is a devastating disease with limited treatment options currently available for patients, said Dr.
Furthermore, infection with Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) in rare instances leads to Merkel cell carcinomas, an aggressive form of skin cancer (5).
Breast Adeno-K Ductal (10) 17 Lobular (6) Apocrine (1) Melanoma Melanoma Skin (6) 7 Choroid (1) Lung Adenocarcinoma 2 4 Squamous cell 2 Bone and soft Osteosarcoma 2 4 tissue Leiomyosarcoma 2 (1 thigh, 1 uterus) Kidney Clear cell carcinoma 2 2 Skin Merkel cell carcinoma 1 1 Table 2.
The researchers surmised that MCPyV is likely to play an etiologic role in Merkel cell carcinoma because the virus is clonally integrated in the tumor genome (Science 2008;319:1096-100).
The special designation covers IMGN901's use as a treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma, which is a rare type of aggressive cancer that develops beneath the skin.
Haglund, 47, of Worcester, died Friday July 18th in his home surrounded by his family and friends after a 17 month fight with Merkel Cell Carcinoma.
They also consider less common tumors such as Kaposi's sarcoma and Merkel cell carcinoma, and skin and other reactions to radiotherapy.
in this case from Merkel cell carcinoma, emphasizing proper diagnostic
Encouraging findings also have been seen in initial evaluations of the compound for the treatment of multiple myeloma and Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC).