NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,780 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- partial response
- listen (PAR-shul reh-SPONTS)
- A decrease in the size of a tumor, or in the extent of cancer in the body, in response to treatment. Also called partial remission.