NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,179 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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liposomal
(LY-poh-SOH-mul)
A drug preparation that contains the active drug inside very tiny, fat-like particles. This form is easier for the body to absorb and allows more drug to get to the target area of the body, such as a tumor. Liposomal drugs may have fewer side effects and work better than other forms of the drug.