Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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VAB
bleomycin, cisplatin, cosmegen, cyclophosphamide, and vinblastine
VAB-6
bleomycin, cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, dactinomycin, and vinblastine
VAC
cyclophosphamide, dactinomycin, and vincristine
VACAdr
cyclophosphamide, dactinomycin, doxorubicin, and vincristine
vaccinated
Treated with a vaccine
vaccination
Treatment with a vaccine
vaccine
A substance or group of substances meant to cause the immune system to respond to a tumor or to microorganisms, such as bacteria or viruses. A vaccine can help the body recognize and More…
vaccine adjuvant
A substance added to a vaccine to improve the immune response so that less vaccine is needed
vaccine therapy
Vaccines are used to stimulate the immune system to recognise the cancer cells as abnormal and destroy them.
vaccinia CEA vaccine
A cancer vaccine containing the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) gene
vacuolate
Formed into or containing one or more vacuoles or small membrane-bound cavities within a cell
vacuum assisted biopsy
Percutaneous (through the skin) procedure that relies on stereotactic mammography or ultrasound imaging to help the physician guide the needle to the correct area for tissue extraction. More…
VAD
dactinomycin, doxorubicin and vincristine (41Wilm's children) OR dexamethasone, doxorubicin, and vincristine (41multiple myeloma)
VAD
venous access device
vagina
(vah-JYE-na) The muscular canal extending from the uterus to the exterior of the body. Also called the birth canal
vaginal
Having to do with the vagina (the birth canal)
vaginal cancer
Vaginal cancer is a rare type of cancer. It is more common in women 60 and older; in those who have had a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection; and girls who have a mother who took More…
valacyclovir
A substance that is being studied in the prevention of fungal, bacterial, and viral infections in patients undergoing donor stem cell transplantation with cells that are infected with More…
valdecoxib
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for pain and other side effects of cancer therapy. It belongs to the family of drugs called COX-2 inhibitors
valganciclovir
An antiviral agent that is being studied as a treatment for AIDS-related cytomegalovirus. It is changed in the body to ganciclovir
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