News tagged with neoplasms

'JAKing' up blood cancers, one cell at a time

A solitary cell containing a unique abnormality can result in certain types of blood cancers known as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), according to a study published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Oct 06, 2014
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ASH: CALR mutations ID'd in myeloproliferative neoplasms

(HealthDay)—Many patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms without mutations in the Janus kinase 2 gene (JAK2) or in the thrombopoietin receptor gene (MPL) have mutations in the CALR gene encoding calreticulin, according ...

Dec 10, 2013
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Neoplasm

Neoplasm is an abnormal mass of tissue as a result of neoplasia. Neoplasia ("new growth" in Greek) is the abnormal proliferation of cells. The growth of neoplastic cells exceeds and is not coordinated with that of the normal tissues around it. The growth persists in the same excessive manner even after cessation of the stimuli. It usually causes a lump or tumor. Neoplasms may be benign, pre-malignant (carcinoma in situ) or malignant (cancer).

In modern medicine, the term tumor means a neoplasm that has formed a lump. In the past, the term tumor was used differently. Some neoplasms do not cause a lump.

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