Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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ACOPP
cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, procarbazine, prednisone, and vincristine
acoustic
(ah-KOOS-tik) Having to do with sound or hearing
acoustic neurofibromatosis
A genetic condition in which tumors form on the nerves of the inner ear and cause loss of hearing and balance. Tumors may also occur in the brain and on nerves in the skull and spinal cord, More…
acoustic neuroma
Benign tumor of the eighth cranial nerve usually causing hearing impairment.
ACPOC
Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics See also: Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics Website
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AIDS. An acquired defect in immune system function caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). AIDS is associated with increased susceptibility to certain cancers and to opportunistic More…
ACR
American College of Radiology See also: American College of Radiology Website
acral lentiginous melanoma
Cancer most commonly found on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, or under nails. It usually appears as a black or brown discoloration.
acridine carboxamide
DACA. A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called topoisomerase inhibitors
ACRO
Association of Clinical Research Organizations See also: Association of Clinical Research Organizations
acrylonitrile
(ak-ri-low-NYE-tril) A substance used to make plastics, rubber, and textiles. Being exposed to acrylonitrile may increase the risk of developing certain cancers, such as lung, brain, or More…
ACS
American Cancer Society See also: American Cancer Society Website
ACT
cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and paclitaxel
ACTA
automatic computerized transverse axial
actinic keratosis
ak-TIN-ik ker-a-TOE-sis) A precancerous condition of thick, scaly patches of skin. Also called solar or senile keratosis
actinomycin
Any of various red antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria
action study
In cancer prevention clinical trials, a study that focuses on finding out whether actions people take can prevent cancer
activate
In biology, to stimulate a cell in a resting state to become active. This causes biochemical and functional changes in the activated cell
acuity
(ah ku' ih tee) Refers to clarity or distinctness of hearing or sight
ACUP
adenocarcinoma of unknown primary
RCA Rare Cancer Dictionary
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