NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,018 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor
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- 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.