precancerous

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precancerous

(esp of cells) displaying characteristics that may develop into cancer
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precancerous

[prē′kan·sə·rəs]
(pathology)
Pertaining to any pathological condition of a tissue which is likely to develop into cancer.
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Genetic mapping and DNA sequence-based analysis of deleted regions on chromosome 16 involved in progression of bladder cancer from occult preneoplastic conditions to invasive disease.
The most frequent preneoplastic lesion associated with UCOGC is mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCN), followed by IPMN and PanIN, with at least some foci of high-grade dysplasia [9, 12].
TEB were visible in sectioned tissues of treated, but not control animals and were considered to be within normal range (not preneoplastic); however the pathologist noted that half the animals in the BPS 0.5 mg/kg group had increased TEB (see Table 2).
Treatment with a synbiotic preparation exerts significant antimutagenic properties against the development of preneoplastic lesions in rats.
A 2005 study followed more than 700 patients with preneoplastic gastric lesions for 12 years.
[3] The possible illustration for Micronuclei formation in preneoplastic conditions includes chromosome loss or breakage, chromosomal aberrations, mitotic apparatus dysfunctions, aneuploidy, and genetic instability.
Campbell, "Inhibition of aflatoxin-initiated preneoplastic liver lesions by low dietary protein," Nutrition and Cancer, vol.
Amantea et al., "Bioimpedance detection of Oral Lichen Planus used as preneoplastic model," Journal of Cancer, vol.
The limbus corneae is the location which is especially vulnerable to UV induced damage and most preneoplastic lesions and small carcinomas are located at this site [4].
In addition, endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma together also constitute a significant proportion of cases among the organic causes, thereby highlighting the importance of endometrial curetting and biopsy as a diagnostic procedure in the evaluation of AUB in perimenopausal and postmenopausal age group to exclude preneoplastic and neoplastic conditions.
High prevalence of gastric preneoplastic lesions in East Asians and Hispanics in the USA.