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A distinct mass of tissue which results from an abnormal growth or abnormal division of cells. Tumours are said to be cancerous if they tend to continue growing uncontrollably, and if they are thought to have the potential to spread to surrounding tissues.

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Henrietta Lacks' estate sues Thermo Fisher over HeLa cell profits 18 October 2021 News
Genetic mechanism behind fibroid development discovered 9 August 2021 News
Henrietta Lacks' family to sue pharmaceutical companies 9 August 2021 News
Mutated cells 'hijack ageing gene' to initiate cancer 21 June 2021 News
Potential new approach identified for treating BRCA-related cancers 21 June 2021 News
Machine learning technique detects epigenetic drivers of cancers 17 May 2021 News
Tumour cells alter 3D structure of DNA to boost activity of oncogenes 17 May 2021 News
Controlling the immune system with 'invisible stem' cells 18 January 2021 News
Glioblastomas may be fuelled by overactive mitochondria 18 January 2021 News
'Virtual biopsies' could replace tissue biopsies for ovarian cancer 11 January 2021 News
Precision cancer drug targets DNA repair 5 October 2020 News
Women treated for ovarian tumours can conceive 5 October 2020 News
Common chromosomal mutations occur in various cancers 7 September 2020 News
Organoids used to study ovarian cancer 1 June 2020 News
Clinical results released from a novel blood-based multicancer test 4 May 2020 News
Cancer gene helps regrow heart cells 20 April 2020 News
Global cancer genome study reveals genetic secrets 10 February 2020 News
Cancer cells limit DNA repair to overcome treatment 11 November 2019 News
Genome-editing study raises hopes for 'curing' cervical cancer 14 October 2019 News
Mini organs grown from tumours predict patient chemo response 14 October 2019 News
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