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PS-341
A drug that is being studied as a treatment for cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called dipeptidyl boronic acids. Also called bortezomib
PS341
inhibitor - bortezomib (53Velcade)
PSA
Prostate-specific antigen. A substance produced by the prostate that may be found in an increased amount in the blood of men who have prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, or More…
PSA
prostate-specific antigen
Psammocarcinoma of ovary
Psammocarcinoma of ovary is a rare serous neoplasm characterized by extensive formation of psammoma bodies, invasion of ovarian stroma, peritoneum or intraperitoneal viscera, and moderate More…
psammoma body
(sam-O-ma) A structure found in some benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous) tumor cells. Psammoma bodies look like hardened concentric rings when viewed under a microscope. They can More…
PSC 833
A drug that belongs to the family of drugs called cyclosporine analogs. It is used with chemotherapy to prevent or overcome the resistance of tumor cells to some anticancer drugs
pseudomyxoma peritonei
(SOO-doe-mix-O-ma PAIR-ih-TOE-nee-I) A build-up of mucus in the peritoneal cavity. The mucus may come from ruptured ovarian cysts, the appendix, or from other abdominal tissues, and More…
pseudosarcomatous fibromyxoid
Tumor of the genitourinary tract.
PSNPC
primary sinonasal nasopharyngeal carcinoma
PsOC
papillary serous ovarian carcinoma
psoralen
A substance that binds to the DNA in cells and stops them from multiplying. It is being studied in the treatment of graft-versus-host disease and is used in the treatment of psoriasis and More…
psoriasis
A chronic disease of the skin marked by red patches covered with white scales
psycho-stimulant
An antidepressant or mood-elevating drug
psychologist
A specialist who can talk with patients and their families about emotional and personal matters, and can help them make decisions
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