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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


antioncogene  listen  (AN-tee-ON-koh-jeen)

  A type of gene that makes a protein called a tumor suppressor protein that helps control cell growth. Mutations (changes in DNA) in antioncogenes may lead to cancer. Also called tumor suppressor gene.