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cancer

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A malignant neoplasm (including both carcinoma and sarcoma) which arises from the abnormal and uncontrolled division of cells and which invades and destroys the surrounding tissues. The...

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marker

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

Indicative of the presence of a factor, influence, phenomenon, etc. See also biomarker.

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molecular epidemiology

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The application of the techniques and methods of molecular biology in epidemiological practice and research. For instance, DNA typing is used to track the movement of specific strains of...

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