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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



nomogram  listen  (NAH-moh-gram)

  A mathematical device or model that shows relationships between things. For example, a nomogram of height and weight measurements can be used to find the surface area of a person, without doing the math, to determine the right dose of chemotherapy. Nomograms of patient and disease characteristics can help predict the outcome of some kinds of cancer.