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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Morphologic and Molecular Classification of Human Cancer

Morphologic and Molecular Classification of Human Cancer

(p.10) 2 Morphologic and Molecular Classification of Human Cancer
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention


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This chapter provides an overview of the morphologic assessment of cancer along with the progress made to date for select tumor types in the molecular classification revolution. Topics covered include morphologic classification of cancer, current nomenclature of human cancer, molecular methods for tumor classification, tumor-specific signatures and multitumor classifications, and organ-specific morphologic and molecular classification of select tumors.

Keywords:   cancer classification, morphological assessment, tumor classification, nomenclature

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