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Cancer Glossary: Words You Need to Know

Carcinogenesis

Carcinogenesis (also called oncogenesis or tumorigenesis)
All the mechanisms that cause the formation and development of cancers. The essential mechanism of carcinogenesis is the activation of certain oncogenes. Several types of activation can occur, which may correspond to several stages of carcinogenesis. open next page to see More