precancerous


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precancerous

(esp of cells) displaying characteristics that may develop into cancer

precancerous

[prē′kan·sə·rəs]
(pathology)
Pertaining to any pathological condition of a tissue which is likely to develop into cancer.
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Ifie findings, published in the Journal of Periodontology, provide new evidence that the increase in pathogens associated with periodontal disease could contribute to the development of precancerous lesions of stomach cancer.
That can lead to the development of precancerous lesions and, potentially, cancer.
This volume addresses the prevention, diagnosis, and management of precancerous lesions of the cervix.
They found that disrupting this normal regulation of ROS back to low levels is equivalent to pulling the brakes off of the stem cells: They will continue to make too many of themselves, which causes the cells not to mature and instead become precancerous lesions.
8%, respectively) and for advanced precancerous lesions (42.
5 November 2013 - US Ventana Medical Systems Inc, part of Swiss Roche (VTX:ROG), unveiled Monday study data showing that the CINtec PLUS cytology test had been more effective than Pap cytology in detecting precancerous lesions.
See your GP for a biopsy and surgical excision if precancerous.
More than 95 percent of all adult cancers are carcinomas, which can be prevented if they are detected and treated at the dysplastic, or precancerous stage.
Peter Zedler, and his team are currently enrolling participants in a clinical research study to evaluate the effectiveness of a new vaccine that would treat women who have HPV and the precancerous lesions associated with it.
However, there had been no prior warnings about precancerous pancreatic changes in patients taking these drugs.
In addition, under optimal conditions, HPV testing is more effective than Pap smears in detecting precancerous and cancerous lesions.
These mutations are frequently seen in common precancerous lesions, suggesting it has an early role in pancreatic cancer.