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 drug used on the skin to treat several skin conditions. It is also being studied in the treatment of basal cell skin cancer and basal cell nevus syndrome. Avage is related to vitamin A and is made in the laboratory. It turns on a gene that may help stop the growth of skin cancer cells. Avage is a type of synthetic retinoid. Also called tazarotene and Tazorac.