NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,847 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- molecular risk assessment
- listen (muh-LEH-kyoo-ler risk uh-SES-ment)
- A procedure in which biomarkers (for example, biological molecules or changes in tumor cell DNA) are used to estimate a person’s risk for developing cancer. Specific biomarkers may be linked to particular types of cancer.