Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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ONB
olfactory neuroblastoma
oncocyte
Large epithelial cell with an extremely acidophilic and granular cytoplasm, containing vast numbers of mitochondria
oncocytoma
Neoplasm composed entirely of oncocytes.
oncogene
A gene that normally directs cell growth. If altered, an oncogene can promote or allow the uncontrolled growth of cancer. Alterations can be inherited or caused by an environmental exposure More…
oncologist
(on-KOL-o-jist) A doctor who specializes in treating cancer. Some oncologists specialize in a particular type of cancer treatment. For example, a radiation oncologist specializes in More…
oncology
The study of cancer
oncology nurse
A nurse who specializes in treating and caring for people who have cancer
oncology pharmacy specialist
A person who works with an oncologist to prepare anticancer drugs
oncolysate
An extract made from cancer cells that are infected with a lytic strain of virus. The extract contains both cancer cell proteins and virus proteins. Oncolysates are being studied as cancer More…
oncolysis
The breakdown, or lysis, of a tumor. This can occur by mechanical means, chemicals, or infectious agents such as viruses. Oncolytic viruses do not lyse most normal cells
oncolytic
Refers to viruses that kill cancer cells more often than they kill normal cells
Onconase®
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called ribonuclease enzymes. Also called ranpirnase
ondansetron
A drug that prevents or reduces nausea and vomiting. It belongs to the family of drugs called antiemetics
onset of action
The length of time it takes for a medicine to start to work
ONYX-015
A modified cold virus that selectively grows in and destroys certain types of cancer cells and leaves normal cells undamaged
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