Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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MCL
mantle cell lymphoma OR mast cell leukemia
MCS
mast cell sarcoma ◊ malignant chondroid syringoma
MD
medical doctor OR moderately differentiated
MDL 101,731
A drug that belongs to a family of drugs called ribonucleotide reductase inhibitors
MDNEC
moderately differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma
MDR
multidrug resistance
MDS
myelodysplastic syndrome
MDX-060
A monoclonal antibody that is being studied in the treatment of some lymphomas. Monoclonal antibodies are produced in the laboratory and can locate and bind to cancer cells
mean
A statistics term. The average value in a set of measurements. The mean is the sum of a set of numbers divided by how many numbers are in the set
mean survival time
The average time that patients in a clinical study remained alive. The time is measured beginning either at diagnosis or the start of treatment
measurable disease
A tumor that can be accurately measured in size. This information can be used to judge response to treatment
meatus
Natural body passageway
mechlorethamine
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents
medial supraclavicular lymph node
A lymph node located above the collar bone and between the center of the body and a line drawn through the nipple to the shoulder
median
A statistics term. The middle value in a set of measurements
median sternotomy
Surgical procedure in which a vertical inline incision is made along the sternum to allow the surgeon to divide the sternum for easier surgical access to the heart of lungs areas.
median survival time
The time from either diagnosis or treatment at which half of the patients with a given disease are found to be, or expected to be, still alive. In a clinical trial, median survival time is More…
mediastinal pleura
The thin membrane that lines the chest cavity in the area between the lungs
mediastinoscopy
(MEE-dee-a-stin-AHS-ko-pee) A procedure in which a tube is inserted into the chest to view the organs in the area between the lungs and nearby lymph nodes. The tube is inserted through an More…
mediastinum
(mee-dee-a-STYE-num) The area between the lungs. The organs in this area include the heart and its large blood vessels, the trachea, the esophagus, the bronchi, and lymph nodes
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