Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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epithelial ovarian cancer
(ep-ih-THEE-lee-ul) Cancer that occurs in the cells lining the ovaries
epithelial tissue
Membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body
epithelioid hemangioendothelioma
Preferred pathologic designation for hemangioendothelioma in the non-pediatric population ◊ Rare vascular neoplasm, most commonly found in soft tissue, bone, lung and liver. It More…
epithelium
(EP-ih-THEE-lee-um) A thin layer of tissue that covers organs, glands, and other structures within the body
epitheloid sarcoma
Rare mesenchymal soft tissue tumor with an epithelioid pattern. It appears in the cartilage and often occurs in the extremities of young people.
epitope
(EP-i-tope) A part of a molecule that an antibody will recognize and bind to
EPO
biological - erythropoietin
EPO906
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called epothilones. Also called epothilone B
EPOCH
cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, etoposide, prednisone, and vincristine
epoetin alfa
A substance that is made in the laboratory and that stimulates the bone marrow to make red blood cells. It belongs to the family of drugs called antianemics. It is also called recombinant More…
epoetin beta
A substance that is made in the laboratory and that stimulates the bone marrow to make red blood cells. It belongs to the family of drugs called antianemics. It is also called recombinant More…
epothilone
A drug obtained from bacteria that interferes with cell division. Some epothilones are being studied as treatments for cancer
epothilone B
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called epothilones. Also called EPO906
epratuzumab
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies
Epstein-Barr virus
EBV. A common virus that remains dormant in most people. It has been associated with certain cancers, including Burkitt's lymphoma, immunoblastic lymphoma, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma More…
EPT
Electroporation therapy. Treatment that generates electrical pulses through an electrode placed in a tumor to enhance the ability of anticancer drugs to enter tumor cells
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