Carcinoma of Unknown Primary

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Incidental detection of an occult oral malignancy with autofluorescence ...  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)Carcinoma of unknown primary site presents with lymph node or distant metastasis, for which the site of primary tumor is not detectable. ...

CME Posttest: Carcinoma of unknown primary; Ruptured Achilles tendon  -  ‎Aug 4, 2009‎
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants1. Lynch syndrome should be considered in persons with a strong family history of early-onset 2. A serum tumor marker associated with hepatocellular

Carcinoma of unknown primary: Searching for the origin of metastases  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
Journal of the American Academy of Physician AssistantsCarcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) is defined as metastatic carcinoma with no identifiable primary malignancy after a thorough diagnostic workup.

Pathwork Tissue Of Origin Test Shows Potential To Aid In The  -  Nov 2, 2008
BioResearch Online (press release),In a poster entitled, "Gene Expression Microarray-Based Diagnostic Test May Identify Primary Tumor Site in Patients with Carcinoma of Unknown Primary (CUP)

Affymetrix Technology Powers Innovative Pathwork(R) Diagnostics ...  -  Apr 22, 2008
Genetic Engineering News (press release),Incidence, costs of care and survival of Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP). Poster presented at annual meeting of

Study of Pathwork Diagnostics' Tissue of Origin Test Published in ...  -  Dec 14, 2007
Earthtimes,Incidence, costs of care and survival of Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with carcinoma of unknown primary. Abstract presented at ASCO 2006.



Background information on Carcinoma of Unknown Primary [When available]

In medicine, carcinoma is any cancer that arises from epithelial cells. It is malignant by definition: carcinomas invade surrounding tissues and organs, and may spread to lymph nodes and distal sites (metastasis). Carcinoma in situ (CIS) is a pre-malignant condition, in which cytological signs of malignancy are present, but there is no histological evidence of invasion through the epithelial basement membrane.

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