dysplasia

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dysplasia

[di′splā·zhə]
(pathology)
Abnormal development or growth, especially of cells.
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Many cancer and precancerous cells have two to four times more insulin receptors (IR) and more insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) receptors, (32,44,45) which thrive on the high blood sugar and high insulin with which they come in direct contact.
DURING digestion, compounds in broccoli get converted into active compounds called ITCs, which appear to cut cancer risk by stimulating precancerous cells in the gut wall to "commit suicide".
During the early stages of cancer development, there is a window of opportunity to detect precancerous cells with genetic or molecular biomarkers that identify and characterize their progression towards cancel.
Better yet, the brush biopsy can prevent the development of oral cancer by detecting precancerous cells.
HHV-8-infected precancerous cells known as progenitors "may be transmitted through a kidney graft, persist in the recipient, and give rise to a tumor, which is thus of donor origin," Luppi said.
Or, if we can find a way to detect precancerous cells within a few months of their onset, we might be able to prevent the development of full-blown cancer or provide effective treatment early on.
We've stopped short of calling for implementation of HPV screening in gay and bisexual men for the simple practical reason that there is a paucity of trained clinicians to treat men" who are found to have precancerous cells, said the study's senior author, Joel Palefsky.
Researchers at the University of Illinois showed in preliminary laboratory and animal studies that the substance, resveratrol, which is prominent in the skin of grapes, may interfere with the development of cancer on several levels: by blocking the action of carcinogens, inhibiting the initiation and promotion of tumors, and causing precancerous cells to revert to normal.
Because of this, the procedure fails to detect cancerous or precancerous cells 15 to 40 percent of the time, however.
But he did find that bran-eaters had smaller polyps with fewer precancerous cells.
of the Cancer Research Center at the University of Hawaii (Manoa), suggests that carotenoids (a group of natural pigments found in most fruits and vegetables) may prevent precancerous cells from growing uncontrollably into malignant tumors.
If a spot is found in the mouth, it should be brought to the attention of an ear, nose and throat specialist who can perform a quick and painless "BrushTest" to help rule out the chance that the oral spot contains still-harmless but precancerous cells.