adenocarcinoma adenocarcinoma


  • (n) malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium



  1. Widely metastatic pulmonary adenocarcinoma means lung cancer that is practically everywhere in the body.
  2. The verdict: tissue malignant, an adenocarcinoma.


  • National Cancer Institute

    Scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (home to the Abramson Cancer Center) have used stem-cell technology to create a research cell line from a patient with advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). This first-of-its-kind human-cell model of pancreatic cancer progression was published in Cell Reports.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: National Cancer Institute

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  1. "The far more common form of pancreatic cancer is called adenocarcinoma, which is currently not curable and usually carries a life expectancy of around one year after diagnosis. I mention this because when one hears 'pancreatic cancer' (or Googles...
    on Aug 2, 2004 By: Steve Jobs Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "Overall we are seeing rates of smoking related cancers, like bladder and cancers of the head and neck, going down but those related to obesity, such as adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus, are going up," Mr Sartor said. "Both the USA and...
    on Dec 14, 2009 By: Frank Sartor Source: Pharmacy News

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