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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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The widespread use and exposure of chemical carcinogens is one of the major causes of skin diseases (Harper 2004; Housman et al.
Preconceptional exposures during sperm or oocyte maturation have led to transgenerational carcinogenesis for several types of radiation and a variety of chemical carcinogens (reviewed in Tomatis 1989).
More information about the NCI's Chemical Carcinogen Reference Standard Repository can be found at http://resresources.
In one case, CLA administered just during the 5 weeks when a rat's mammary tissue was maturing offered strong protection against the development of tumors later, when the researchers exposed the animal to one of two potent chemical carcinogens.
This is the strongest liver cancer effect that I have seen with a chemical carcinogen.
Tobacco products act as chemical carcinogens and participate in chemical carcinogenesis.
Prior to 1972, it was not yet clear that the electro-philicity of some chemical carcinogens had a necessary role in the potential mutagenic activity of such compounds or even that DNA, as opposed to protein, was the ultimate target of carcinogens (Miller 1970).
The Health and Safety Executive's Disease Reduction Programme (DRP) Cancer Project was set in motion during 2004 to build on the existing partnerships with UK industry employers, employees and trades unions to reduce the risk of exposure to chemical carcinogens in the workplace.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has organised a two-day conference at which technical experts, academics, union representatives and others are seeking ways to cut exposure to chemical carcinogens.
In her latest studies, Rimando and scientists at the University of Medical Science in Poznan, Poland, led by Renata Mikstacka, showed pterostilbene's potential as a cancer-inhibiting compound with regard to inhibiting enzymes that activate chemical carcinogens.
Among their topics are developing an association between food and cancer, the metabolism of chemical carcinogens, the impact of dietary anti-oxidants and pro-oxidants on oxidative DNA damage and cancer risk, cancer prevention by tea and tea constituents, carotenoids in cancer prevention, and phytoestrogens.