NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,800 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.

autologous bone marrow transplantation
(aw-TAH-luh-gus bone MAYR-oh tranz-plan-TAY-shun)
A procedure in which bone marrow is removed from a person, stored, and then given back to the person after intensive treatment.