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Medical Term:

tumor antigens


  1. antigens that may be frequently associated with tumors or may be specifically found on tumor cells of the same origin (tumor specific);
  2. tumor antigens may also be associated with replication and transformation by certain DNA tumor viruses, including adenoviruses and papovaviruses.

Synonym(s): neoantigens2

See Also: T antigens

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