Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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calcitriol
(kal-sih-TREE-ol) The active form of vitamin D. Calcitriol is formed in the kidneys or made in the laboratory. It is used as a drug to increase calcium levels in the body in order to treat More…
calcium
(KAL-see-um) A mineral found in teeth, bones, and other body tissues
calcium carbonate
A mineral taken primarily as a supplement to prevent osteoporosis. It is also being studied for cancer prevention
cALL
common acute myelogenous leukemia
caloric intake
Refers to the number of calories (energy content) consumed
calorie
A measurement of the energy content of food. The body needs calories as fuel to perform all of its functions, such as breathing, circulating the blood, and physical activity. When a person More…
CAM
Complementary and alternative medicine. Forms of treatment that are used in addition to (complementary) or instead of (alternative) standard treatments. These practices are not considered More…
CAM
complimentary and alternative medicine
CAMP
cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, methotrexate, and procarbazine
Campath-1H
A monoclonal antibody used to treat leukemia. Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-produced substances that can locate and bind to cancer cells. Also called alemtuzumab
camphor
A substance that comes from the wood and bark of the camphor tree or is made in the laboratory. It has a very unique smell and taste and is used in commercial products (for example, More…
camptothecin
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called topoisomerase inhibitors
camptothecin analog
An anticancer drug related in structure to camptothecin, a topoisomerase inhibitor. One such drug is aminocamptothecin
cancer
A term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control. Cancer cells can invade nearby tissues and can spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic system to other parts of the More…
cancer cluster
A greater-than-expected number of cancer cases that occurs within a group of people in a geographic area over a period of time.
Cancer Genetics Network
(CGN) United States national network of centers specializing in the study of inherited predisposition to cancer. See: Cancer Genetics Network
Cancer Information Service
CIS. The Cancer Information Service is the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) link to the public, interpreting and explaining research findings in a clear, understandable manner and More…
cancer of unknown primary
(CUP) See also: cancer of unknown primary origin
cancer of unknown primary origin
A case in which cancer cells are found in the body, but the place where the cells first started growing (the origin or primary site) cannot be determined
cancer vaccine
A vaccine designed to prevent or treat cancer by stimulating the immune system to recognise the cancer cells as abnormal and destroy them.
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