Journal of Carcinogenesis & Mutagenesis

Journal of Carcinogenesis & Mutagenesis
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-2518


Maciej Pawlikowski

Department of Mineralogy, Petrography and Geochemistry, AGH – University of Science and Technology, Mickiewicza 30, Poland

  • Review Article   
    Tissue Biomineralization as a Mechanism Leading to Cancer Development
    Author(s): Maciej Pawlikowski*

    This article summarizes the results of many years of studies on biomineralization in chosen cancers. They were conducted on cancers of skin, lungs, mouth, kidney, prostate, thyroid, connective tissue and others, using modern methods of mineralogy and histology. Obtained results indicate that two types of biomineralization are present in cancer areas: hidden and visible biomineralization. Hidden biomineralization does not manifest as grains or mineral crystals in the tissue. It is present in the form of elevated levels of elements and compounds in the body fluids as well as elements incorporated into the atomic structures of the tissue. Visible biomineralization is the next stage. It builds up as a result of continued development of hidden biomineralization, leading to the formation of mineral grains, crystals, etc. Tissue biomineralization with various su.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/ 2157-2518.20.11.347

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