NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,865 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.

Cockayne syndrome
(KAH-kayn SIN-drome)
A genetic condition characterized by short stature, premature aging, sensitivity to light, and possibly deafness and mental retardation.