NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,848 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.

autoclave-resistant factor
(AW-toh-klayv-reh-ZIH-stunt FAK-ter)
A substance found in soybeans that may slow down or stop the spread of cancer. This substance does not break down in an autoclave (a device that uses steam under high pressure to sterilize medical and laboratory supplies and equipment).