NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,470 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- radioprotective agent
- listen (RAY-dee-oh-proh-TEK-tiv AY-jent)
- A type of drug that helps protect healthy tissue from some of the side effects caused by radiation therapy. For example, a drug called amifostine helps reduce dry mouth in patients receiving radiation therapy for head and neck cancer.