NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,468 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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ROS1 gene
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A gene that makes a protein called ROS1, which is involved in sending signals in cells and in cell growth. Mutated (changed) forms of the ROS1 gene have been found in some types of cancer, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a type of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme, and cancers of the bile duct, ovary, stomach, colon, and rectum. ROS1 is a type of receptor tyrosine kinase.