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Molecular and Genetic Events in Neoplastic Transformation

AYSE E. ERSON and ELIZABETH M. PETTY

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter illustrates some of the basic molecular and genetic mechanisms that underlie the development of cancer. The chapter is organized into four main sections. The first section examines ... More


The Origin of Cancer

Jeffrey Ecsedy and David Hunter

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311174
eISBN:
9780199865093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311174.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

One of the major goals in cancer research is to elucidate the molecular and cellular events driving the progression of cells from a normal to a cancerous state. This transformation relies on the ... More


Biology of Neoplasia

Michael Dean and Karobi Moitra

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

The term “cancer” encompasses a large heterogeneous group of diseases that involve uncontrolled cell growth, division, and survival, culminating in local invasion and/or distant metastases. Cancer is ... More


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