NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,893 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.

biological profile
(BY-oh-LAH-jih-kul PROH-file)
A summary of the biological actions of a substance. A biological profile may come from patient data or from tests done in the laboratory or in animals.