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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



liposome  listen  (LY-poh-some)

  A very tiny, fat-like particle that is made in the laboratory. In medicine, liposomes containing drugs or other substances are used in the treatment of cancer and other diseases. Drugs given in liposomes may have fewer side effects and work better than the same drugs given alone.