Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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SCC
squamous cell carcinoma
SCH 54031
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called biological response modifiers. SCH 54031 is a cytokine. Also called PEG-interferon alfa-2b
SCH 66336
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called enzyme inhibitors. Also called lonafarnib
SCH-58500
A drug that inhibits the growth of tumor cells that express the mutated p53 gene
schedule
In clinical trials, the step-by-step plan for how patients are to be treated; for example, which drugs are to be given, the order and method by which they are to be given, the length of More…
Schiller test
(SHIL-er) A test in which iodine is applied to the cervix. The iodine colors healthy cells brown; abnormal cells remain unstained, usually appearing white or yellow
Schwann cell
A type of glial cell of the peripheral nervous system that helps separate and insulate nerve cells
schwannoma
(shwah-NO-ma) A tumor of the peripheral nervous system that arises in the nerve sheath (protective covering). It is almost always benign, but rare malignant schwannomas have been reported More…
scid
severe combined immunodeficiencies
scientist
A person who has studied science, especially one who is active in a particular field of investigation
scirrhous carcinoma
Hard, fibrous malignant tumour
SCLC
small cell lung cancer
scleroderma
A chronic disorder marked by hardening and thickening of the skin. Scleroderma can be localized or it can affect the entire body (systemic)
sclerotic
Relating to or having sclerosis
SCNC
small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma
screening
Checking for disease when there are no symptoms
screening mammogram
X-rays of the breasts taken to check for breast cancer in the absence of signs or symptoms
scrotum
(SKRO-tum) In males, the external sac that contains the testicles
SCT
stem cell transplantation
SCUPC
small cell undifferentiated prostate carcinoma
RCA Rare Cancer Dictionary
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