NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,863 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (LEN-tih-nun)
A beta-glucan (a type of polysaccharide) from the mushroom
Lentinus edodes(shiitake mushroom). It has been studied in Japan as a treatment for cancer.