Role of Tumor Promotion in Affecting the Multi-Hit Nature of Carcinogenesis

  • James E. Trosko
  • Chia-cheng Chang
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Abstract

A variety of radiations and chemicals can induce a wide spectrum of acute and chronic disease states, including cancer, when animals or human beings are acutely exposed to moderate or high levels of these agents. However, with the exception of accidents, exaggerated lifestyles and genetic predispositions, the common real-life situation is one of chronic low-level exposure.

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Testosterone Psoriasis Pyrene Theophylline Anthracene 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James E. Trosko
    • 1
  • Chia-cheng Chang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics and Human DevelopmentMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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