NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,122 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- tumor suppressor gene
- listen (TOO-mer suh-PREH-ser jeen)
A type of gene that makes a protein called a tumor suppressor protein that helps control cell growth. Mutations (changes in DNA) in tumor suppressor genes may lead to cancer. Also called antioncogene.