NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,545 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 gene
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- A gene that makes a protein called fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2). The FGFR2 protein is involved in cell division, cell maturation, formation of new blood vessels, wound healing, and bone growth and development. A mutation (change) in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 gene may cause the FGFR2 protein to become over-active in certain bone disorders, genetic conditions, and cancers. Also called FGFR2 gene.