Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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AUC
area under the curve
augmerosen
A drug that may kill cancer cells by blocking the production of a protein that makes cancer cells live longer. Also called bcl-2 antisense oligodeoxynucleotide G3139 and oblimersen
AUL
acute undifferentiated leukemia
autoantibody
An antibody that reacts against a person's own tissue.
autoclave-resistant factor
A substance found in soybeans that may slow down or stop the spread of cancer. This substance does not break down in an autoclave (a device that uses high-pressure steam to kill More…
autoimmune disease
A condition in which the body recognizes its own tissues as foreign and directs an immune response against them
autoimmunity
See also: autoimmune disease
autologous
(aw-TAHL-o-gus) Taken from an individual's own tissues, cells, or DNA
autologous blood transfusion
Collection and reinfusion of the patient's own blood or blood components.
autologous bone marrow transplantation
(aw-TAHL-o-gus) A procedure in which bone marrow is removed from a person, stored, and then given back to the person after intensive treatment
autologous lymphocytes
A person's white blood cells. Lymphocytes have a number of roles in the immune system, including the production of antibodies and other substances that fight infection and disease
autologous stem cell transplantation
(aw-TAHL-o-gus) A procedure in which stem cells (cells from which all blood cells develop) are removed, stored, and then given back to the same person
autologous transplant
Removal of a patients tissue (stem cell or bone marrow) prior to chemotherapy treatment, and it's return after treatment.
autologous tumor cell
A cancer cell from an individual's own tumor
autolymphocyte therapy
Investigational adjuvant treatment that involves removing lymphocytes from the blood and activating and expanding them in a lab setting. These cells are then returned to the patient.
autopsy
Examination and dissection of a deceased body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
autosomal
Relating to an autosome
autosome
A chromosome not involved in sex determination
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