NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,779 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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A rare, inherited, progressive, degenerative disease of childhood that causes loss of muscle control, a weakened immune system, and an increased risk of cancer.