Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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olbimersen
A drug that may kill cancer cells by blocking the production of a protein that makes cancer cells live longer. Also called bcl-2 antisense oligodeoxynucleotide G3139
oligoastrocytoma
A rare type of brain tumor made up of two kinds of cells, oligodendrocytes and astrocytes, which are brain cells that nourish and support nerve cells. Also called mixed glioma
oligodendroglial tumor
A rare, slow-growing tumor that begins in the oligodendrocytes (brain cells that nourish and support nerve cells). Also called an oligodendroglioma
oligodendroglioma
(OL-ih-go-den-dro-glee-O-ma) A rare, slow-growing tumor that begins in the oligodendrocytes (brain cells that nourish and support nerve cells). Also called an oligodendroglial tumor
oltipraz
A drug used in cancer prevention
omega-3 fatty acid
A type of fat obtained in the diet and involved in immunity
omentectomy
Surgery to remove part or all of the omentum
omentum
(oh-MEN-tum) A fold of the peritoneum (the thin tissue that lines the abdomen) that surrounds the stomach and other organs in the abdomen
omeprazole
A drug that inhibits gastric acid secretion
Ommaya reservoir
(o-MY-a REZ-er-vwahr) A device surgically placed under the scalp and used to deliver anticancer drugs to the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord
ONB
olfactory neuroblastoma
oncocyte
Large epithelial cell with an extremely acidophilic and granular cytoplasm, containing vast numbers of mitochondria
oncocytoma
Neoplasm composed entirely of oncocytes.
oncogene
A gene that normally directs cell growth. If altered, an oncogene can promote or allow the uncontrolled growth of cancer. Alterations can be inherited or caused by an environmental exposure More…
oncologist
(on-KOL-o-jist) A doctor who specializes in treating cancer. Some oncologists specialize in a particular type of cancer treatment. For example, a radiation oncologist specializes in More…
oncology
The study of cancer
oncology nurse
A nurse who specializes in treating and caring for people who have cancer
oncology pharmacy specialist
A person who works with an oncologist to prepare anticancer drugs
oncolysate
An extract made from cancer cells that are infected with a lytic strain of virus. The extract contains both cancer cell proteins and virus proteins. Oncolysates are being studied as cancer More…
oncolysis
The breakdown, or lysis, of a tumor. This can occur by mechanical means, chemicals, or infectious agents such as viruses. Oncolytic viruses do not lyse most normal cells
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