NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,322 terms related to cancer and medicine.

We offer a widget that you can add to your website to let users look up cancer-related terms. Get NCI’s Dictionary of Cancer Terms Widget.

Browse:
Aranesp
(AYR-uh-nesp)
A drug used to treat anemia caused by chronic kidney disease and some types of chemotherapy. Aranesp is a form of erythropoietin (a substance naturally made by the kidneys) that is made in the laboratory. It helps the bone marrow make more red blood cells. Aranesp is a type of antianemic and a type of erythropoiesis-stimulating agent. Also called darbepoetin alfa.