NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,208 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A protein normally produced by a fetus. Alpha-fetoprotein levels are usually undetectable in the blood of healthy adult men or women (who are not pregnant). An elevated level of alpha-fetoprotein suggests the presence of either a primary liver cancer or germ cell tumor. Also called AFP.