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Role for sugar uptake in breast cancer revealed

Metabolism was lost in the shadows of cancer research for decades but has recently been reclaiming some of the spotlight. Now, Mina Bissell, Distinguished Scientist with Berkeley Lab's Life Sciences Division and a leading ...

Dec 18, 2013
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Recurrent brain cancers follow distinctive genetic paths

(Medical Xpress)—Brain tumors known as low-grade gliomas can be treated with surgery, sometimes in combination with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, with some patients living for decades after treatment. But because ...

Dec 18, 2013
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Low rate of malignancy for BI-RADS category 3 lesions

(HealthDay)—A low malignancy rate is observed for Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) category 3 breast lesions detected by screening ultrasonography (US), according to research published in the December ...

Dec 04, 2013
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A protein that 'rebels' against breast cancer treatment

Despite the fact that the cure rate for breast cancer, the most common cancer in women, is very high (around 80%), this disease can nevertheless have very serious consequences. The majority of breast cancer-related deaths ...

Nov 12, 2013
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'Spotlight' drug detects lingering cancer cells

(Medical Xpress)—When a tumor is surgically removed, there's always a chance the cancer will return. Even the tiniest bit of malignancy left behind creates a pathway for the disease to recur—often within a couple of months.

Nov 11, 2013
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Malignancy

Malignancy (from the Latin roots mal- = "bad" and -genus = "born") is the tendency of a medical condition, especially tumors to become progressively worse and to potentially result in death. It is characterized by the properties of anaplasia, invasiveness, and metastasis. Malignant is a corresponding adjectival medical term used to describe a severe and progressively worsening disease. The term is most familiar as a description of cancer. A malignant tumor may be contrasted with a non-cancerous benign tumor in that a malignancy is not self-limited in its growth, is capable of invading into adjacent tissues, and may be capable of spreading to distant tissues (metastasizing), while a benign tumor has none of those properties. Malignant tumor is synonymous with cancer. Uses of "malignant" in oncology:

Non-oncologic disorders referred to as "malignant":

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