Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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Klatskin tumor
Cancer that develops in cells that line the bile ducts in the liver, where the right and left ducts meet. It is a type of cholangiocarcinoma
Klebsiella
A bacteria that frequently causes lung, urinary tract, intestinal, and wound infections
Klinefelter's syndrome
A genetic disorder in males caused by having an extra X chromosome. Males with this disorder may have larger than normal breasts, a lack of facial and body hair, a rounded body type, and More…
KPS
Karnofsky Performance Status. A standard way of measuring the ability of cancer patients to perform ordinary tasks. The Karnofsky Performance scores range from 0 to 100. A higher score More…
KRN5500
An anticancer drug that belongs to a family of drugs called antitumor antibiotics. It is an anthracycline
KRN7000
A drug being studied in the treatment of cancer. It is a biological response modifier that belongs to the family of drugs called glycosphingolipids or agelasphins
Krukenberg tumor
(KROO-ken-berg TOO-mer) A tumor in the ovary caused by the spread of stomach cancer
KS
Kaposi's sarcoma
KTSC
keratinizing thymic squamous cell carcinoma
KW2189
A semisynthetic anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antitumor antibiotics
RCA Rare Cancer Dictionary
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