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carcinogenesis Syllabification: car·cin·o·gen·e·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌkärsənəˈjenəsəs/

Definition of carcinogenesis in English:


The initiation of cancer formation.
Example sentences
  • Chemoprevention of cancer aims to prevent, arrest, or reverse either the initiation phase of carcinogenesis or the progression of neoplastic cells to cancer.
  • Thus, the association of reactive oxygen species both in carcinogenesis and in cancer progression has been shown in numerous investigations.
  • An altered apoptotic response represents a pivotal feature of cancer, contributing to carcinogenesis and resistance to therapy.
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