NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,992 terms related to cancer and medicine.

animal model
(A-nih-mul MAH-dul)
An animal with a disease either the same as or like a disease in humans. Animal models are used to study the development and progression of diseases and to test new treatments before they are given to humans. Animals with transplanted human cancers or other tissues are called xenograft models.