NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,329 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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wild-type gene
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A term used to describe a gene when it is found in its natural, non-mutated (unchanged) form. Mutated (changed) forms of certain genes have been found in some types of cancer. Knowing whether a patient’s tumor has a wild-type or mutated gene may help plan cancer treatment.