precancerous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj precancerous of or relating to a growth that is not malignant but is likely to become so if not treated
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • precancerous Prior to the occurrence of cancer.
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Usage


In news:

A study found that colonoscopies and the removal of precancerous polyps seem to cut the death rate from colorectal cancer in half.
Most dermatologists say Retin-A will probably not harm people who use it on rough, precancerous patches of skin that are common in those exposed to large amounts of sun.
Small Study Shows Slowing of Precancerous Lesions for People Who Ate Freeze-Dried Strawberries.
Exact Sciences Corp.'s noninvasive test for detecting precancerous and cancerous lesions has demonstrated 98% sensitivity for cancer in a study of more than 1,000 patients, the company said in a filing with federal securities regulators.
ThinPrep, which represents 70% of the US cervical cancer screening market, is no more effective than a conventional Pap smear in detecting precancerous cells, researchers report.
A GROWING number of American women with common precancerous conditions of the cervix are being treated with a very simple new tool that scoops out abnormal tissue in a matter of seconds.
Exact Sciences Corp.'s noninvasive test for detecting precancerous and cancerous lesions has demonstrated 98% sensitivity for cancer in a study of more than 1,000 patients, the company said in a filing with federal securities regulators.
When doctors found precancerous cysts, Nancy Platt chose to have her pancreas removed.
Vaccibody received a €2 million ($2.54 million) grant from the Norwegian Research Council's BIA Program to develop a therapeutic vaccine against precancerous lesions of the cervix .
A new therapeutic DNA vaccine for cervical cancer has shown promise in the treatment of precancerous changes in the cervix , according to findings from a phase 1 trial.
The experimental drug, called VGX-3100, is a therapeutic vaccine using synthetic DNA that is intended to work in patients who have abnormal precancerous changes in the cervix .
Some countries, like Thailand, screen women by shining a light on the cervix and painting it with vinegar, which reveals precancerous lesions that can then be burned off with liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide.
Public awareness campaign prompts La Grande woman to obtain screening that reveals precancerous polyp.
Austrian Study Shows That Men Develop Cancer and Precancerous Growths Earlier Than Women.
Colonoscopy screenings can prevent about two-thirds of colorectal cancers from developing by detecting precancerous polyps, said Dr Ted Gansler, director of medical content for ACS.
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