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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), a malignant tumor of the nasopharynx, has a strong geographical distribution with a high incidence in Southern China (1).
In our patient population, there were seven diagnosed cases of Hodgkin's Lymphoma and two cases of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, both associated with EBV infection.
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A detailed questioning of medical history revealed external head and neck radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma 10 years ago.
Notably, expression of the EBV miRNAs was detected in several human cancer cell lines; in fact, expression of the EBV miRNAs was observed in EBVaGC [31] and peripheral T-cell lymphoma [32] besides being shown in B-cell lines and nasopharyngeal carcinoma EBV-infected cells [27, 28, 33].
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) was the most common malignant tumor.
This disease correlates with activities of Epstein-Barr virus and the microscopic pathological presentations mimic the finding of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Thus, the metastatic lymphadenopathy of parotid nodes from pharyngeal carcinomas should be considered first, especially in the higher prevalent area such as arctic area or South-east Asia.