NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,917 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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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).