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When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis (A). Cancer cells avoid apoptosis and continue to multiply in an unregulated manner (B).

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Epidemiology and Demographics

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Synonyms and keywords: Neoplasia, malignant; malignant neoplastic conditions

Overview

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Cancer from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Screening

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | Electrocardiogram | Chest X Ray | CT | MRI | Echocardiography or Ultrasound | Other Imaging Findings | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Surgery | Social Impact | Primary Prevention | Secondary Prevention | Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy | Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1

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  • EORTC European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer. A European non-profit organization that sets up and executes clinical trials.
  • Cancerbackup UK cancer information charity.
  • The Institute of Cancer Research One of the world's foremost independent cancer research organisations, based in the United Kingdom.

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