NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,107 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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genomic sequencing
(jeh-NOH-mik SEE-kwen-sing)
A laboratory method that is used to determine the entire genetic makeup of a specific organism or cell type. This method can be used to find changes in areas of the genome. These changes may help scientists understand how specific diseases, such as cancer, form. Results of genomic sequencing may also be used to diagnose and treat disease.