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premalignant --> precancerous

(Science: pathology) In a very early stage of cancer development and abnormal changes occur in tissue as a pre-determinant for possible future malignancy.

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p53 and skin cancer

... ocular tumors, mainly melanomas. Skin tumors in the p53 knockout mice were predominately squamous cell carcinomas and were associated with premalignant lesions resembling actinic keratoses, whereas those in the heterozygous and wild-type mice were mainly sarcomas. These results demonstrate ...

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by Poison
Sun May 15, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: p53 and skin cancer
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