Encyclopedia of Cancer

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| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Epithelial Tumorigenesis

  • Vassilis Gorgoulis
  • Eleni A. Georgakopoulou
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_1961-11

Synonyms

Definition

Epithelial tumorigenesis relates to the process of developing and/or progressing of a tumor, originating from epithelial cells. Malignant tumors of this origin are known as carcinoma, whereas malignant tumors derived from cells of the connective tissue are known as sarcoma (Fig. 1).

Keywords

Cancer Stem Cell Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition Lynch Syndrome Transitional Cell Carcinoma Epithelial Cancer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of MedicineNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece