carcinoma carcinoma  /ˌkɑr sə ˈnoʊ mə/


  • (n) any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer


  1. No conclusion can be drawn about the cancer-preventive activity of topical use of sunscreens against basal-cell carcinoma and cutaneous melanoma.
  2. Most cases of this cancer, known as basal cell carcinoma, are caused by exposure to UV radiation, primarily from the sun, and can be cleanly removed with surgery.
  3. About 80% of the skin cancers caused by the sun are basal-cell carcinoma.


  1. New Discoveries Pave the Way for Early Screening of Liver Cancer Patients for Targeted Therapy

    Latest research findings by scientists at the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) could enable early screening of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a major form of liver cancer, for more aggressive treatment to improve survival rate. The researchers have also proposed a way to inactivate SALL4 - a stem cell gene - to ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Newswise

  2. YSPH research reveals that indoor tanning is driving an increase in skin cancer

    Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of cancer. While unlikely to metastasize and therefore associated with low mortality, it can be disfiguring and costly to treat. Typically, it has been seen on the heads of elderly outdoor enthusiasts.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Yale University Office of Public Affairs

  3. AVEO Gets Complete Response Letter For Tivozanib NDA In Renal Cell Carcinoma

    AVEO Gets Complete Response Letter For Tivozanib NDA In Renal Cell Carcinoma
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

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  1. "As a person who has had basal cell carcinoma and has had it zapped it from my chest from too much sun, I appreciate very much that those tanning beds should not be there for people under 18," Prue said.
    on Oct 7, 2008 By: Michael Prue Source:

  2. "Exposure to the sun has no direct impact on the genes, which add to the total risk of basal cell carcinoma," Stefansson said.
    on Oct 12, 2008 By: Kari Stefansson Source: Reuters

  3. "Research into the role of inflammation in hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer, is very important because inflammation is one of the first lines of defense mobilized by the immune system in response to tissue injury or infection. A...
    on Aug 14, 2006 By: Elias Zerhouni Source: WebWire (press release)

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