NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,791 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (DES-loh-REH-lin)
- A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer as a way to block sex hormones made by the ovaries or testicles. It is a type of gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog.