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Clinical Application of Genetic, Oncogenic, and Differentiation Markers of Cancer

  • Stewart Sell
  • Carleton T. Garrett
Part of the Contemporary Biomedicine book series (CB, volume 12)

Abstract

Cancer markers are products of cancer cells that reflect both the less differentiated state of cancer cells from normal (oncodevelopmental markers) and the molecular changes in cancer cells that take place because of activation of cell division or inhibition of the process of programmed cell death (apoptosis). The expression of these markers by cancer cells may be used to identify them as abnormal and as an indication of their malignant potential. Thus, the study of cancer markers may contribute not only to the basic understanding of the process of carcinogenesis and the biology of cancer, but also to the diagnosis and evaluation of the prognosis of patients with cancer.

Keywords

Breast Cancer Hepatocyte Growth Factor Proliferate Cell Nuclear Antigen Focal Adhesion Kinase Serological Marker 
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  • Stewart Sell
  • Carleton T. Garrett

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