NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,138 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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alum
(A-lum)
A chemical substance that contains aluminum sulfate and a second chemical, usually potassium sulfate. It is used to shrink tissues, to stop bleeding, and to boost the immune response to a vaccine.