Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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barium swallow
A series of x-rays of the esophagus. The x-ray pictures are taken after the person drinks a solution that contains barium. The barium coats and outlines the esophagus on the x-ray. Also More…
Barrett's esophagus
A condition in which the cells lining the lower part of the esophagus have changed or been replaced with abnormal cells that could lead to cancer of the esophagus. The backing up of stomach More…
basal cell
(BAY-sal) A small, round cell found in the lower part (or base) of the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin
basal cell carcinoma
(BAY-sal sel 5ar-sin-O-ma) A type of skin cancer that arises from the basal cells, small round cells found in the lower part (or base) of the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin
basal cell nevus syndrome
An inherited condition that causes unusual facial features and disorders of the skin, bone, nervous system, eyes, and endocrine glands. People with this syndrome have an increased chance of More…
basophil
A type of white blood cell. Basophils are granulocytes
basophilic
Staining readily with basic dyes
batimastat
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called angiogenesis inhibitors. Batimastat is a matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor
BAY 12-9566
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called angiogenesis inhibitors
BAY 43-9006
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called raf kinase inhibitors
BAY 56-3722
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called camptothecins
BAY 59-8862
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called taxanes
BB-10901
A substance that combines a monoclonal antibody (huN901) with an anticancer drug (DM1), and is being studied in the treatment of certain cancers, including non-small cell lung cancer. More…
BBBD
blood-brain barrier disruption. The use of drugs to create openings between cells in the blood-brain barrier. The blood-brain barrier is a protective network of blood vessels and tissue More…
BBR 2778
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called antitumor antibiotics. Also called pixantrone
BBR 3464
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of platinum-based drugs
BBS
benign breast syndrome
BC
breast cancer OR bronchial carcinoma
BCAVe
bleomycin, doxorubicin, lomustine, and vinblastine
BCC
basal cell carcinoma
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