Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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IR
radiotherapy - ionizing radiation
IRB
Institutional Review Board. A group of scientists, doctors, clergy, and consumers at each health care facility that participates in a clinical trial. IRBs are designed to protect study More…
irinotecan
An anticancer drug that belongs to a family of drugs called topoisomerase inhibitors. It is a camptothecin analog. Also called CPT 11
irofulven
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents. Also called 6-hydroxymethylacylfulvene
irradiate
To expose to, or treat, with some form of radiation
irradiated
Treated with radiation
irradiation
(ih-RAY-dee-AY-shun) The use of high-energy radiation from x-rays, gamma rays, neutrons, and other sources to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation may come from a machine outside More…
irreversible toxicity
Side effects that are caused by toxic substances or something harmful to the body and do not go away
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