Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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tumor debulking
Surgically removing as much of the tumor as possible
tumor infiltrating lymphocyte
A white blood cell that has left the bloodstream and migrated into a tumor
tumor load
Refers to the number of cancer cells, the size of a tumor, or the amount of cancer in the body. Also called tumor burden
tumor marker
A substance sometimes found in the blood, other body fluids, or tissues. A high level of tumor marker may mean that a certain type of cancer is in the body. Examples of tumor markers More…
tumor model
A type of animal model which can be used to study the development and progression of diseases and to test new treatments before they are given to humans. Animals with transplanted human More…
tumor necrosis factor
(TOO-mer ne-KRO-sis) A type of biological response modifier (a substance that can improve the body's natural response to disease). Three types of tumor necrosis factor have been More…
tumor suppressor gene
(TOO-mer) Genes in the body that can suppress or block the development of cancer
tumor-derived
Taken from an individual's own tumor tissue; may be used in the development of a vaccine that enhances the body's ability to build an immune response to the tumor
tumor-specific antigen
A protein or other molecule that is unique to cancer cells or is much more abundant in them. These molecules are usually found in the plasma (outer) membrane, and they are thought to be More…
tunica vaginalis testis
Peritoneal sac located anterolateral to the testis
TUR
Surgery performed with a special instrument inserted through the urethra. Also called transurethral resection
TUR
surgery - transurethral resection
Turkish rhubarb
Rheum palmatum or Rheum officinale . The root of this plant has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects. Also More…
TURP
Surgical procedure to remove tissue from the prostate using an instrument inserted through the urethra. Also called transurethral resection of the prostate
TVS
A procedure used to examine the vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, and bladder. An instrument is inserted into the vagina, and sound waves bounce off organs inside the pelvic area. These More…
TWSST
time without symptoms of disease and systemic treatment
TX
treatment
tyrosinase peptide
A tumor-specific antigen used in the development of cancer vaccines
tyrosine kinase inhibitor
A drug that interferes with cell communication and growth and may prevent tumor growth. Some tyrosine kinase inhibitors are used to treat cancer
TZT-1027
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called tubulin inhibitors. Also called soblidotin
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