Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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AP
amycin and cisplatin
APC
Antigen-presenting cell. A cell that shows antigen on its surface to other cells of the immune system. This is an important part of an immune response
APC vaccine
A vaccine made of antigens and antigen-presenting cells (APCs). Also called antigen-presenting cell vaccine
APC8015
Immune system cells that are collected from a patient with prostate cancer and treated in the laboratory with a molecule found on prostate cells. The treated cells are being studied for More…
aphasia
(ah faz' e ah) Loss of ability to speak or write; loss of ability to understand speech or written words
apheresis
A procedure in which blood is collected, part of the blood such as platelets or white blood cells is taken out, and the rest of the blood is returned to the donor. Also called pheresis
APL
acute promyelocytic leukemia
aplastic
Having failed to grow or develop normally, or having ceased to fully mature.
aplastic anemia
A condition in which the bone marrow is unable to produce blood cells
aplidine
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It is obtained from a marine organism
APML
acute promyelocytic leukemia
apocrine gland
A gland that secretes a fluid that includes small parts of the gland’s apocrine cells. Sweat glands in the armpits and groin are apocrine glands
apolizumab
A type of monoclonal antibody that is being studied as a treatment for hematologic (blood) cancers. Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-produced substances that can locate and bind to More…
apoptosis
(ap-o-TOE-sis) A normal series of events in a cell that leads to its death. This process is controlled by genes that cause a cell to die at a certain time, e.g., when DNA is damaged. This More…
appendiceal cancer
Rare cancer of the appendix, less than 0.percent of cancers, usually asymptomatic aka: cancer of the appendix
appendix
A small, fingerlike pouch that sticks out from the cecum (the first part of the large intestine near the end of the small intestine)
appendix cancer
See also: appendiceal cancer
APR
abdominoperineal resection
RCA Rare Cancer Dictionary
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