carcinoma

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carcinoma:

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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carcinoma

[‚kärs·ən′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A malignant epithelial tumor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

carcinoma

Pathol
1. any malignant tumour derived from epithelial tissue
2. another name for cancer
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Incidence estimates of non-melanoma skin cancer (Keratinocyte Carcinomas) in the U.S.
Incidence estimate of nonmelanoma skin cancer (Keratinocyte carcinomas) in the U.S.
Coldiron, "Incidence estimate of nonmelanoma skin cancer (keratinocyte carcinomas) in the us population, 2012," JAMA Dermatology, vol.
Brash, "Roles of the transcription factor p53 in keratinocyte carcinomas," British Journal of Dermatology, vol.
CHICAGO -- Compared with that of calcineurin inhibitors, belatacept appears to be associated with a lower risk of keratinocyte carcinomas in solid organ transplant patients, based on results from a single-center analysis presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology.