Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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HPPH
2-(1-hexyloxyethyl)-2-devinyl pyropheophorbide-a. A drug that is used in photodynamic therapy that is absorbed by tumor cells; when exposed to light, it becomes active and kills the cancer More…
HPV
Human papillomavirus. A virus that causes abnormal tissue growth (warts) and is often associated with some types of cancer
HPV
human papillomavirus
HR
high risk
HR
hazard ratio
HRQOL
healt related quality of life
HRT
Hormone replacement therapy. Hormones (estrogen, progesterone, or both) given to women after menopause to replace the hormones no longer produced by the ovaries. Also called menopausal More…
HRT
hormone - hormone replacement therapy
HSCT
hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
HT
hormone - hormone therapy
HTLPf
helper T-lymphocyte precursor frequencies
HTLV
human T-cell lymphotropic virus OR human T-cell leukemia-lymphoma virus
HTLV-1
Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1. A retrovirus that infects T-cells (a type of white blood cell) and can cause leukemia and lymphoma. HTLV-1 is spread by sharing syringes or needles used More…
HTLV-I
Human T Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type I - single-stranded RNA virus that replicates through a DNA intermediate. Has an affinity for T lymphocytes. Appears to be the causative agent of More…
HU
hydroxyurea
hu14.18-interleukin-2 fusion protein
An anticancer drug in which hu14.18, a monoclonal antibody, is combined with interleukin-2. The monoclonal antibody binds to the cancer cells and delivers IL-2, which stimulates the immune More…
Huang Lian
A Chinese herb that has been used as a treatment for a variety of medical problems. It is being studied as an anticancer drug
human epidermal growth factor receptor 2
HER2/neu. The HER2/neu protein is involved in growth of some cancer cells. Also called c-erbB-2
human immunodeficiency virus
HIV. The cause of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
human papilloma virus
any of a group of papovaviruses associated with genital or oral carcinomas or a group associated with benign genital tumors
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