NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,916 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.

retinyl palmitate
(REH-tih-nil PAL-mih-tayt)
A drug that is being studied in the prevention of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called retinoids.