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  • n. Formation or production of tumors.

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  • n. Production of a new tumor or tumors.
  • n. The process involved in the production of a new tumor or tumors.


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tumor + -i- +‎ -genesis


  • These observations suggest that there may be a requirement for polyunsaturated fat in mammary tumorigenesis, which is not satisfied by fats such as coconut oil or beef tallow, but can be provided by adding 3% sunflower seed oil to diets containing these fats.

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  • Title: Maternal B vitamin supplementation from preconception through weaning suppresses intestinal tumorigenesis in Apc 1638N mouse offspring

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  • It is possible now to produce a stem cell from almost any other human cell instead of using embryos as needed previously, albeit the risk of tumorigenesis due to c-myc and retroviral gene transfer remains to be determined.

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  • “Fifteen years ago,” Weinberg wrote, “Knudson provided a theoretical basis for retinoblastoma tumorigenesis by suggesting that minimally two genetic events are required to trigger tumor development.”

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  • They report that a single switch in a splice isoform of the glycolytic enzyme pyruvate kinase is necessary for the shift in cellular metabolism to aerobic glycolysis and that this promotes tumorigenesis.

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  • In the mid 60's I became interested in viral tumorigenesis and spent the first half of 1969 learning about animal cells and viruses at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, with Leo Sachs and Ernest Winocour.

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  • Research focus is on mechanisms of multidrug resistance in human tumors, roles of splicing factors and microRNAs in tumorigenesis and the development of novel molecular targets in women's cancers.

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  • "Skp2's E3 ligase activity is required for tumorigenesis, but not involved at all in metastasis," Lin said.


  • A research group at Case Western Reserve University examined whether this helicase actually has a role in tumor suppression in the GI tract but this could not be assessed by a simple study of straight Recql5 knockout mice because of the potential inherent limitation of modeling GI tumorigenesis in mice.

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  • They found that indeed, Recql5 mutation had an important impact on tumorigenesis in the GI tract.

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