Research Article - Journal of Cancer Immunology & Therapy (2019) Volume 2, Issue 1
Biomineralogy of lung tumors.
The study was devoted to determining whether cancer tissues in lungs are mineralized or not. Moreover, the author aimed to find the answer for the following question: Can mineralization of tissue lead to formation of cancerous tumors, or do cancer tissues produce substances necessary for lung mineralization? Perhaps both phenomena are possible?
Studies were performed using classic mineralogical methods on thin sections of cancer tissues prepared with the use of a microtome. Obtained results confirmed the presence of trace mineralization in cancer tissues. It was represented by two types of mineralization, i.e. hidden and apparent mineralization. Both types are probably factors creating deformations of DNA and leading to formation of cancer. This hypothesis has to be confirmed by experimental studies. Author(s): Maciej Pawlikowski*
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