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Definition of "carcinogenesis" [carcinogenesis]

  • The creation of cancer cells. (noun)

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  • "Secondly, the length of feeding was at most only three months, and thus only relatively acute and medium-term effects can be observed if any similar to what can be derived in a process such as carcinogenesis ["
  • "The early hypothesis that cervical cancer was caused by papillomaviruses, the successful isolation and characterisation of the two most frequent HPV types in this cancer and the subsequent steps leading to a better understanding of the mechanism of HPV-mediated carcinogenesis and eventually to the development of a preventive vaccine were cited as the prime reasons for awarding one half of the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology to me in 2008."
  • "Despite an apparent lack of studies comparing the effects of fermented vs. nonfermented soy foods on tumor development in lab animals, studies of miso show that it inhibits breast, stomach and colon carcinogenesis."