Targeting gene interactions to kill tumor cells

(Medical Xpress)—A particular kind of genetic interaction called synthetic dosage lethality (SDL) is a promising avenue for future cancer treatment, according to a study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...

Sep 18, 2015
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A tumor or tumour is commonly used as a synonym for a neoplasm (a solid or fluid-filled (cystic) lesion that may or may not be formed by an abnormal growth of neoplastic cells) that appears enlarged in size. Tumor is not synonymous with cancer. While cancer is by definition malignant, a tumor can be benign, pre-malignant, or malignant, or can represent a lesion without any cancerous potential whatsoever.

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