NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,863 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- genetic marker of susceptibility
- listen (jeh-NEH-tik MAR-ker … suh-SEP-tih-BIH-lih-tee)
- A specific change in a person’s DNA that makes the person more likely to develop certain diseases such as cancer.