NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,209 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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biologic agent
(BY-oh-LAH-jik AY-jent)
A substance that is made from a living organism or its products and is used in the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer and other diseases. Biologic agents include antibodies, interleukins, and vaccines. Also called biological agent and biological drug.