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Cadmium carcinogenesis – some key points
 
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Laboratory for Environmental Health Research, Institute for Biomedical Research Head Assoc. Prof. DSc O. Abdrachmanovas Director of Institute for Biomedical Research Prof. dr. hab. A. Tamasauskas
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Department of Surgery, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania Rector of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Prof. dr. hab. R. Zaliunas
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Loreta Strumylaite   

Institute for Biomedical Research Medical Academy Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Eiveniu 4 LT-50009 Kaunas Lithuania
 
Med Srod. 2011;14(3):13–15
 
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The article presents briefly the main mechanisms of cadmium carcinogenesis and the most important sites of cancer (lung, breast, prostate, testes, kidney) induced by cadmium. In spite of some evidence showing carcinogenic potential of cadmium, further research is still required to elucidate the relative contributions of various molecular mechanisms involved in cadmium carcinogenesis.
 
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