NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,331 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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Aldara
(al-DAR-uh)
A drug used to treat early basal cell skin cancer. It is also used to treat actinic keratosis (a skin condition that may become cancer) and genital warts. Aldara is also being studied in the treatment of other conditions and types of cancer. It may help the immune system kill abnormal cells, including cancer cells. Aldara is a type of immune response modifier. Also called imiquimod.