NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,863 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.

melanoma vaccine
(MEH-luh-NOH-muh vak-SEEN)
A cancer vaccine prepared from human melanoma cancer cells. It can be used alone or with other therapy in treating melanoma.