NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,214 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- intercellular communication
- listen (IN-ter-SEL-yoo-ler kuh-MYOO-nih-KAY-shun)
- The transfer of information from one cell to another. Cells signal each other by direct contact with each other or by the release of a substance from one cell that is taken up by another cell. Intercellular communication is important for cells to grow and work normally. Cells that lose the ability to respond to signals from other cells may become cancer cells. Also called cell-cell signaling and cell-to-cell signaling.