NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,926 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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granulocyte colony-stimulating factor
(GRAN-yoo-loh-SITE KAH-luh-nee-STIM-yoo-LAY-ting FAK-ter)
A colony-stimulating factor that stimulates the production of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell). Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor is a cytokine that is a type of hematopoietic (blood-forming) agent. Also called filgrastim, G-CSF, Neupogen, and Zarxio.