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- Cancer : A generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body; one defining feature is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond their usual boundaries, and which can then invade adjoining parts of the body and spread to other organs.
- ** : Malignant tumors derived from epithelial cells; the most common class of cancer, including the common forms of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer in humans, not a general term for cancer but frequently and incorrectly used as such
- Dermatology : Field of medicine that specialises in the treatment of skin disorders.
- Oncology : The medical diagnosis and treatment of neoplasia, using pharmacologic, radiation, immunologic and surgical techniques; relevant formal subspecialties are medical oncology in internal medicine and radiation oncology in radiology; surgeons also may specialize in neoplasia
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- Carmustine : Also known as BNCU for bis-chloronitrosourea, a nitrosourea-derived alkylating agent used in the therapy of lymphomas and gliomas; administered both intravenously and as a surgically implanted drug-releasing wafer
- Cisplatin : Add brief definition or description
- Dacarbazine : An antineoplastic agent of the miscellaneous alkylating agent category, used against melanoma.
- Excisional biopsy : Add brief definition or description
- Interferon : Add brief definition or description
- Interleukin : Soluble cytokines that stimulate growth-related activities of leukocytes as well as other cell types, enhancing cell proliferation and differentiation, DNA synthesis, secretion of other biologically active molecules and responses to immune and inflammatory stimuli.
- Tamoxifen : Add brief definition or description