NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,777 terms related to cancer and medicine.

Browse the dictionary by selecting a letter of the alphabet or by entering a cancer-related word or phrase in the search box.

molecularly targeted therapy
(muh-LEH-kyoo-ler-lee TAR-geh-ted THAYR-uh-pee)
In cancer treatment, substances that kill cancer cells by targeting key molecules involved in cancer cell growth.