A Part of the University of Maryland Medical Center

Connect with UMGCC
Facebook Twitter YouTube Blog iPhone
Email PageEmail page Print PagePrint page

Home >Information for Patients > Dictionary Index

Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Promoción tumoral

Tumor promotion (TOO-mer pruh-MOE-shun)
A process in which existing tumors are stimulated to grow. Tumor promoters are not able to cause tumors to form.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.