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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



nuclear grade  listen  (NOO-klee-er grayd)

  An evaluation of the size and shape of the nucleus in tumor cells and the percentage of tumor cells that are in the process of dividing or growing. Cancers with low nuclear grade grow and spread less quickly than cancers with high nuclear grade.