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When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis (A). Cancer cells avoid apoptosis and continue to multiply in an unregulated manner (B).

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Synonyms and Keywords: Neoplasia, malignant; malignant neoplastic conditions

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  • EORTC European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer. A European non-profit organization that sets up and executes clinical trials.
  • Cancerbackup UK cancer information charity.
  • The Institute of Cancer Research One of the world's foremost independent cancer research organisations, based in the United Kingdom.

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Pathology: Cancer, Tumors, Neoplasms, and oncology (C00-D48, 140-239) Benign tumorsHyperplasia - Cyst - Pseudocyst - Hamartoma - Benign tumor Malignant progressionDysplasia - Carcinoma in situ - Cancer - Metastasis Topographylip, oral cavity and pharynx: Oral - Head/Neck - Nasopharyngeal

digestive system: tract (Esophagus, Stomach, Small intestine, Colon/rectum, Appendix, Anus) - glands (Liver, Bile duct, Gallbladder, Pancreas)

respiratory system: Larynx - Lung

bone, articular cartilage, skin, and connective tissue: Bone (Tailbone) - Skin - Blood

urogenital: breast and female genital organs (Breast, Vagina, Cervix, Uterus, Endometrium, Ovaries) - male genital organs (Penis, Prostate, Testicles) - urinary organs (Kidney, Bladder)

nervous system: Eye (Uvea) - Brain (Choroid plexus)

endocrine system: Thyroid (Papillary, Follicular, Medullary, Anaplastic) - Adrenal tumor (Adrenocortical carcinoma, Pheochromocytoma) - Pituitary Misc.Tumor suppressor genes/oncogenes - Staging/grading - Carcinogenesis - Carcinogen - Research - Paraneoplastic syndrome - List of oncology-related terms

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