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tumor necrosis factor

[too-mer or tyoo-mer neck-row-sis] also called TNF. A substance given off by activated white blood cells that can cause the death of tumor cells. See also necrosis, white blood cells.

TNF Blockers May Increase Lymphoma Risk in Kids

... Kids and teens treated with drugs called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers
may be at an increased risk for lymphoma and other cancers ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/tnf-blockers-may-increase

How are soft tissue sarcomas staged?

... Tumor necrosis — how much of the tumor is made up of dying tissue ... The scores
for each factor are added to determine the grade for the cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/sarcoma-adultsofttissuecancer/detailedguide/sarcoma-adult-soft-tissue-cancer-staging

Sarcoma: Adult Soft Tissue Cancer

... Tumor necrosis — how much of the tumor is made up of dying tissue ... The scores
for each factor are added to determine the grade for the cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003138-pdf.pdf

Cancer Glossary

... of advanced cancer. tumor necrosis factor Search [too-mer or tyoo-mer
neck-row-sis]. also called TNF. A substance given ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=t

What are the risk factors for breast cancer?

... non-sclerosing); Ductal ectasia; Phyllodes tumor (benign); A single papilloma;
Fat necrosis; Periductal fibrosis; ... which is a breast cancer risk factor. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-risk-factors

Breast cancer risk factors you cannot change

... is the main risk factor for developing ... Adenosis (non-sclerosing); Phyllodes
tumor (benign); A ... Fat necrosis; Duct ectasia; Periductal fibrosis; Squamous ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/breastcancerearlydetection/breast-cancer-early-detection-risk-factors-you-cannot-change

Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

... This is called radiation necrosis. ... Growth factor inhibitors Tumor cells are often
very sensitive to proteins called growth factors, which help them grow ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003088-pdf.pdf

Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children

... For example, tobacco smoke is a risk factor for lung cancer and ... necrotic) tissue
forms at the site of the tumor in the ... This is called radiation necrosis. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003089-pdf.pdf

Penile Cancer

... Another factor that can affect staging is the grade of ... the end of the penis can
die (called necrosis). ... In cases where the tumor has not grown beyond ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003132-pdf.pdf

News By Topic

... Kids and teens treated with drugs called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers
may be at an increased risk for lymphoma and other cancers ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/newsbytopic/index?topic=cancer%20in%20children