NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,042 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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A protein on the surface of certain cells that binds another protein called TRAIL, which may kill some cancer cells. An increase in the amount or activity of TRAIL-R2 on cancer cells may kill more cells. Also called death receptor 5, DR5, TRAIL receptor 2, and tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 10B.