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cancer

Definition

Any malignant cellular tumour including carcinoma and sarcoma. It encompasses a group of neoplastic diseases in which there is a transformation of normal body cells into malignant ones, probably involving some change in the genetic material of the cells, possibly as a result of faulty repair of damage to the cell caused by carcinogenic agents or ionizing radiation. (Source: KOREN)

Themes
  • human health
Groups
  • HEALTH, NUTRITION
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Scope note

Scope note is not available.

Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/1130