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Virus Module Set 8

tumor: growth or lump of tissue
neoplasia: abnormal new cell growth and reproduction due to loss of regulation
anaplasia: reversion to a more primitive or less differentiated state
metastasis: spread of cancerous cells throughout body
carcinogenesis: complex, multistep process
carcinigenesis often involves... oncogenes
oncogenes: cancer-causing genes
many oncogenes involved in... regulation of cell growth and differentiation
carcinogenesis contributed to by some viruses
Epstein-Barr virus causes... Burkitt’s lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Hepatitis B virus causes... liver cancer
Hepatitis C virus causes... liver cancer
Human herpesvirus 8 causes... Kaposi’s sarcoma
human papillomavirus causes... cervical cancer
HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 causes... leukemia
Created by: Whereis_raye