NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,380 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor
- listen (muh-LIG-nunt peh-RIH-feh-rul ... TOO-mer)
- A type of soft tissue sarcoma that develops in cells that form a protective sheath (covering) around peripheral nerves, which are nerves that are outside of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Also called MPNST.