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An oncogenic process which is any tumor-forming process. Oncovirinae, retroviruses which contain an onc gene, are catagorized as such because they trigger the growth of tumorous tissues in the host.

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Oncogene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (627 words)
An oncogene is a modified gene that increases the malignancy of a tumor cell.
Some oncogenes, usually involved in early stages of cancer development, increase the chance that a normal cell develops into a tumor cell, possibly resulting in cancer.
Experiments performed by Dr Steve Martin of the University of California Berkeley demonstrated that the SRC was indeed the oncogene of the virus.
The null oncogene hypothesis and protection from cancer -- Davenport et al. 39 (1): 12 -- Journal of Medical Genetics (1881 words)
The null oncogene hypothesis predicts that the presence of a
However, the null oncogene hypothesis predicts that mutations which result in a complete loss of function of RET should lead to Hirschsprung disease and a reduced rate of thyroid carcinoma (C).
and the discovery of null oncogene mutations in Hirschsprung
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