Abstract:The evolution of normal cells into neoplastic cells involves many stages. This paper describes six characteristics of tumour cells: maintenance of cell division-promoting signals, resistance to exogenous growth inhibitors, avoidance of apoptosis, acquisition of the ability to undergo an infinite number of divisions, induction of angiogenesis as well as activation of the ability to invade and metastasise. The listed and described characteristics of tumor cells are associated with genomic instability and the pro… Show more
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