adenocarcinoma

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adenocarcinoma:

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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adenocarcinoma

[¦ad·ən‚ō‚kär·sən′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A malignant tumor originating in glandular or ductal epithelium and tending to produce acinic structures.
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Treatment for metastatic adenocarcinoma of the lung was initiated based on these findings.
In total, 48/70 (68.6%) patients in this study diagnosed with stage III/IV adenocarcinoma of the lung had EGFR mutation testing.
Dombernowsky, "Brain metastases in adenocarcinoma of the lung: frequency, risk groups, and prognosis," Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol.
The peritoneal biopsies stained positive for TTF-1 and CK-7 and were compatible with poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the lung. Hematoxilin and eosin staining of these biopsies displayed islands of adenocarcinoma with signet ring cells surrounded by a desmoplastic reaction (Fig.
Cytological examination of the pleural fluid revealed adenocarcinoma of the lung. A diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of pulmonary origin was supported by immunohistochemical tests that were positive for thyroid transcription factor 1, cytokeratin 7, carcinoembryonic antigen, and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which made findings from other sites of adenocarcinoma less likely.
Well differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma of the lung in a 26 year old woman
To our dismay, Dad contracted adenocarcinoma of the lung and died held fast, as in his whole life, by the woman with whom he shared complete devotion, Val.
Titanium dioxide deposition and adenocarcinoma of the lung. Acta Pathol Jpn 36:783-790 (1986).
K-ras oncogene activation as a prognostic marker in adenocarcinoma of the lung. N Engl J Med 1990;323:561-5.
A tissue microarray containing 17 cases of reactive mesothelial proliferations, 20 malignant epithelioid mesotheliomas, 12 high-grade serous ovarian carcinomas, and 21 cases of adenocarcinoma of the lung was used for this study.
This study complements several other studies previously initiated by Merrimack, including the ongoing SHERLOC study in patients with heregulin-positive non-small cell adenocarcinoma of the lung who have progressed on a platinum-containing regimen.