Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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tipifarnib
An anticancer drug that inhibits the transformation of normal cells to cancer cells. It belongs to the family of drugs called enzyme inhibitors. Also called R115777
tirapazamine
A drug that makes tumor cells more sensitive to radiation therapy
tissue
(TISH-oo) A group or layer of cells that are alike and that work together to perform a specific function
tissue flap reconstruction
A type of breast reconstruction in which a flap of tissue is surgically moved from another area of the body to the chest, and formed into a new breast mound
TIT
cytarabine, hydroxycortisone, and methotrexate
titer
Lowest concentration of a serum reacting to a substance
TLI
thymidine labeling index
TLK286
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called glutathione analogs
TM
Transcendental meditation. A mental technique used to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve quality of life
TNF
Tumor necrosis factor. A type of biological response modifier (a substance that can improve the body's natural response to disease)
TNF
tumor necrosis factor
TNFerade
A gene therapy product that is being studied as a treatment for cancer in combination with radiation therapy
TNM
"tumor, lymph node involvement, and metastases (44staging system)"
TNM staging system
A system for describing the extent of cancer in a patient’s body. T describes the size of the tumor and whether it has invaded nearby tissue, N describes any lymph nodes that are involved, More…
TNP-470
A drug that belongs to the family of drugs called angiogenesis inhibitors. It prevents the growth of new blood vessels into a solid tumor
tocladesine
A substance that is being studied as an anticancer drug. It is an analog of a substance that occurs naturally in the body (cyclic adenosine monophosphate)
tomography
(tuh-MAH-gra-fee) A series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body; the pictures are created by a computer linked to an x-ray machine
tonsil
One of two small masses of lymphoid tissue on either side of the throat
topical
On the surface of the body
topical chemotherapy
(kee-mo-THER-a-pee) Treatment with anticancer drugs in a lotion or cream applied to the skin
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