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growth factor

broad group of proteins that stimulate cell division


programmed cell death


common name for a class of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell division


having no dangerous effect on health, especially referring to an abnormal growth of cells that are not cancerous


cancerous tumor in which cells break away and spread to other parts of the body, causing harm to the organism's health


to spread by transferring a disease-causing agent from the site of the disease to other parts of the body


any substance that produces or promotes the development of cancer

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