oncogenesis

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oncogenesis

[¦äŋ·kō′jen·ə·səs]
(medicine)
Processes of tumor formation.
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Topics include viral oncogenesis, host responses to infection, cutaneous and genitoanal infection, infections of the oral mucosa and upper respiratory tract, immunosuppression, surgery, management of infection in immunocompromised patients, gynecological malignancies, anal and colon cancer, and head and neck cancer.
A paper, by Ronit Sarid, professor of virology at Israel's Bar-Ilan University, said: "We anticipate in the next few decades that many additional human cancer viruses will be discovered and the mechanisms underlying viral oncogenesis (cancer creation) discovered.
Next come chapters on tissue context as a determinant of the tumor-suppressive or oncogenic function of certain genes, cancer stem cells, pharmacogenomics and determination of therapeutic efficacy, chemical carcinogenesis, hormones and cancer, and viral oncogenesis.