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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


predictive factor  listen  (preh-DIK-tiv FAK-ter)

  A condition or finding that can be used to help predict whether a person’s cancer will respond to a specific treatment. Predictive factor may also describe something that increases a person’s risk of developing a condition or disease.