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carcinoma

Disease Summary
Associated Targets (11107)
Tbio

7586

Tdark

1569

Tchem

1449

Tclin

503


Mondo Description A malignant tumor arising from epithelial cells. Carcinomas that arise from glandular epithelium are called adenocarcinomas, those that arise from squamous epithelium are called squamous cell carcinomas, and those that arise from transitional epithelium are called transitional cell carcinomas. Morphologically, the malignant epithelial cells may display abnormal mitotic figures, anaplasia, and necrosis. Carcinomas are graded by the degree of cellular differentiation as well, moderately, or poorly differentiated. Carcinomas invade the surrounding tissues and tend to metastasize to other anatomic sites. Lung carcinoma, skin carcinoma, breast carcinoma, colon carcinoma, and prostate carcinoma are the most frequently seen carcinomas.
Disease Ontology Description A cell type cancer that has_material_basis_in abnormally proliferating cells derives_from epithelial cells.
Mondo Term and Equivalent IDs
MONDO:0004993:  carcinoma
EFO:0000313: 
MESH:D002277: 
NCIT:C2916: 
SCTID:722688002: 
UMLS:C0007097: