Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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radiosensitizer
A drug that makes tumor cells more sensitive to radiation therapy
radiosurgery
A radiation therapy technique that delivers radiation directly to the tumor while sparing the healthy tissue. Also called radiation surgery and stereotactic external beam irradiation
radiotherapy
(RAY-dee-o-THER-a-pee) The use of high-energy radiation from x-rays, gamma rays, neutrons, and other sources to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation may come from a machine More…
radon
(RAY-don) A radioactive gas that is released by uranium, a substance found in soil and rock. Breathing in too much radon can damage lung cells and lead to lung cancer
raloxifene
A drug that belongs to the family of drugs called selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) and is used in the prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Raloxifene is also More…
raltitrexed
An anticancer drug that stops tumor cells from growing by blocking the ability of cells to make DNA. Also called ICI D1694. It belongs to the family of drugs called thymidylate synthase More…
randomization
When referring to clinical trials, a process that uses chance to assign participants to separate groups that compare different treatments or other interventions. Randomization gives each More…
randomized
Describes an experiment or clinical trial in which animal or human subjects are assigned by chance to separate groups that compare different treatments
randomized clinical trial
A study in which the participants are assigned by chance to separate groups that compare different treatments; neither the researchers nor the participants can choose which group. Using More…
ranpirnase
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called ribonuclease enzymes. Also called Onconase®
rapamycin
A drug used to help prevent the body from rejecting organ and bone marrow transplants. It is also being studied as a treatment for cancer. Rapamycin belongs to the family of drugs called More…
rapid hormone cycling
A procedure in which drugs that block the production of male hormones are alternated with male hormones and/or drugs that promote the production of male hormones. This procedure is being More…
rapid-onset opioid
An opioid that relieves pain quickly
ras gene
A gene that has been found to cause cancer when it is altered (mutated). Agents that block its activity may stop the growth of cancer. A ras peptide is a protein fragment produced by the More…
rasburicase
A laboratory-made form of the enzyme urate oxidase. Rasburicase is used to treat high levels of uric acid in children receiving treatment for cancer
rattlesnake root
Cimicifuga racemosa . An eastern North American perennial herb. A substance obtained from the root of the plant has been used in some cultures to treat a number of medical problems. It is More…
ravuconazole
A substance being studied in the treatment of infections caused by fungi. It belongs to the family of drugs called antifungal agents
RBC
Red blood cell. RBCs carry oxygen to all parts of the body
RBC
red blood cell OR red blood count
RCC
renal cell carcinoma
RCA Rare Cancer Dictionary
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