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carcinogen:

see cancercancer,
in medicine, common term for neoplasms, or tumors, that are malignant. Like benign tumors, malignant tumors do not respond to body mechanisms that limit cell growth.
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carcinogen

[kär′sin·ə·jən]
(medicine)
Any agent that incites development of a carcinoma or any other sort of malignancy.

carcinogen

Pathol any substance that produces cancer
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He said: "Looking at the report itself, I am very surprised by IARC's strong conclusion on categorising processed red meat as definitely and red meat as being probably carcinogenic to humans given the lack of consensus within the scientific community and the very weak evidence regarding the causal relationship between red meat and cancer.
The hospital, which gradually opened to the public from December last year, is being operated by the Seoul National University which is one of the best hospitals in treating carcinogenic and cardiac diseases worldwide.
Last July, authorities in South Darfur destroyed 35 tonnes of expired and rotten goods including candies containing carcinogenic substances.
Try pre-cooking meat in the oven before finishing it outside on the barbecue, cutting exposure to potentially carcinogenic chemicals.
And there's no such thing as absolute safety: Only one agent - caprolactam, a synthetic polymer - is in Class 4, "probably not" carcinogenic.
Because PAH diol epoxides are mutagenic and carcinogenic, the results clearly demonstrate the immediate negative health consequences of smoking, which should serve as a major warning to anyone contemplating initiating tobacco use," the scientists said.
Preclinical and epidemiologic studies reveal sharply disparate carcinogenic profiles of drugs commonly used in psychiatry offering some degree of reassurance about certain drugs, including many benzodiazepines, but suggesting that caution might be needed in long-term prescribing of atypical antipsychotics.
ANKARA, Aug 2, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkish Industry & Trade Minister Nihat Ergun said on Monday that 77 carcinogenic products were recalled from the markets.
Based on animal studies, exposure to ultraviolet radiation was also added to the group 1 list, and exposure to solar radiation was reaffirmed as carcinogenic, according to the authors of the report.
Previously sunbeds had been classed as 'probably carcinogenic to humans' but this new classification rates them as 'carcinogenic to humans', meaning they tended to be linked to cancer.
Previously, it had been classified as "probably carcinogenic to humans".