NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,184 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A registered nurse who has additional education and training in how to diagnose and treat disease. APNs are licensed at the state level and certified by national nursing organizations. In cancer care, an APN may manage the primary care of patients and their families, based on a practice agreement with a doctor. Also called advanced practice nurse, NP, and nurse practitioner.