NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,280 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A form of tissue plasminogen activator that is made in the laboratory. It helps dissolve blood clots and is used to treat heart attacks, strokes, and clots in the lungs. It is also being studied in the treatment of cancer. It is a type of systemic thrombolytic agent. Also called Alteplase, r-tPA, and recombinant tissue plasminogen activator.