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Molecular Events in the Development and Progression of Medullary Thyroid Cancer and Pheochromocytoma

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Abstract

Alterations in several classes of genes can contribute to the development and progression of tumors. These abnormalities can be classified into three general groups: dominant oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, and genetic instability genes. This chapter reviews what is known about abnormalities in these classes of genes in MTC and pheochromocytoma.

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Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type Medullary Thyroid Medullary Thyroid Cancer Tumor Suppressor Locus 
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