Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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EF5
A drug that is used to plan cancer treatment by measuring oxygen levels in tumor cells
efaproxiral
A drug that may increase the effectiveness of radiation therapy. Also called RSR13
effector cell
A cell that performs a specific function in response to a stimulus; usually used to describe cells in the immune system
efficacy
Effectiveness. In medicine, the ability of an intervention (for example, a drug or surgery) to produce the desired beneficial effect
effusion
Excess build-up of fluid inside a body cavity.
eflornithine
A substance that is being studied in the prevention of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called antiprotozoals
EFP
cisplatin, etoposide, and fluorouracil
EFS
event free survival
EFT
Ewings's family of tumors
EGb761
A substance that is being studied in the prevention of cognitive dysfunction (slowed ability to think, reason, concentrate, or remember) in patients receiving chemotherapy. It comes from More…
EGCs
early gastric carcinomas
EGF
epidermal growth factor
EGFR
Epidermal growth factor receptor. The protein found on the surface of some cells and to which epidermal growth factor binds, causing the cells to divide. It is found at abnormally high More…
EGFR
epidermal growth factor receptor
EHE
epithelioid hemangioendothelioma
EI
extraction index
ejaculation
The release of semen through the penis during orgasm
electroacupuncture
A procedure in which pulses of weak electrical current are sent through acupuncture needles into acupuncture points in the skin. This procedure is being studied in the prevention of nausea More…
electrocauterization
A small electrode is applied to the skin near the surgery site. This is used to collect the electricity from the body and safely discharge it back to the machine.
electrodesiccation
(e-LEK-tro-des-ih-KAY-shun) The drying of tissue by a high-frequency electric current applied with a needle-shaped electrode
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