Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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DAT
cytarabine daunorubicin, and thioguanine
Data Safety and Monitoring Committee
An impartial group that oversees a clinical trial and reviews the results to see if they are acceptable. This group determines if the trial should be changed or closed
daunorubicin
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antitumor antibiotics. It is an anthracycline
DAV
cytarabine, daunorubicin, and etoposide
DAVA
eldisine
DBD
dibromodulcitol
DC
cytarabine and daunomycin
DCF
pentostatin
DCIS
Ductal carcinoma in situ. A noninvasive, precancerous condition in which abnormal cells are found in the lining of a breast duct. The abnormal cells have not spread outside the duct to More…
DCIS
ductal carcinoma in-situ of the breast
DCPM
cytarabine, daunomycin, mercaptopurine, and prednisolone
DCT
cytarabine, daunomycin, and thioguanine
DDAVP
"vasopressor - synthetic vasopressin analogue, desmopressin"
DDP
cisplatin
DDx
differential diagnosis
de novo
(dih NO-vo) In cancer, the first occurrence of cancer in the body
debilitating
Impairing the strength and vitality
debulking
Surgical procedure used to remove a significant part or most of a tumor in cases where it is not possible to remove all of it.
decitabine
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antimetabolites
decompression
Relieving pressure, opposite of compression.
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