Carcinogenesis and lung cancer

02/2019

MUDr. Gabriela Krákorová, Ph.D.

Klinika pneumologie a ftizeologie LF UK a FN Plzeň

 

SUMMARY

The article provides a basic orientation in the processes and concepts involved in carcinogenesis. It does not aim to bring exhaustive expert information, but in a simple and comprehensible form it presents a terminological interpretation of the terms commonly used by a beginning oncologist. These concepts are useful to know, but also to understand them. The article explains the characteristics of transcription of genetic information and protein synthesis, deals with both chromosomal and gene mutations. It describes the importance of genetic mutations for lung cancer.

 

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