NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,798 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- standard medical care
- listen (STAN-durd MEH-dih-kul kayr)
- Treatment that is accepted by medical experts as a proper treatment for a certain type of disease and that is widely used by healthcare professionals. Also called best practice, standard of care, and standard therapy.