Epigenetic carcinogens

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Epigenetic carcinogens: chemicals that cause tumours without causing mutations or other genetic damage. Instead they act by e.g. promoting the multiplication the initiated tumour cell and the growth of a tumour (see also Mutagenicity and Promoter). [1]


  1. Jouko Tuomisto, Terttu Vartiainen and Jouni T. Tuomisto: Dioxin synopsis. Report. National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), ISSN 1798-0089 ; 14/2011 [1]