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cmf


The abbreviation for the combination chemotherapy drugs cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and fluorouracil.
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antiparasitic


An anti-infection drug used to treat bacterial and parasitic infections and some cancers. Antiparasitic drugs include metronidazole and surainin.
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0-9 2-chlorodeoxyadenosine


An anticancer drug that inhibits tumor cells from growing and also acts to make tumor cells more sensitive to the effects of radiation therapy. Also called cladribine.
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3-dimensional


A graphic display of depth, width, and height. Three-dimensional radiation therapy uses computers to create a 3-dimensional picture of the tumor. This allows doctors to give the highest possible dose of radiation to the tumor while sparing the normal tissue as much as possible.
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9-cis retinoic acid


Belongs to a group of drugs known as retinoids. It is used as a form of biological therapy.
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The abbreviation for the chemotherapy drug combination of an anthracycline (usually doxorubicin) and cyclophospharnide.
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acute lymphoblastic leukemia


A quickly progressing disease in which too many immature white blood cells called lymphoblasts are found in the blood and bone marrow. Also called ALL or acute lymphocytic leukemia.
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acute lymphocytic leukemia


A quickly progressing disease in which too many immature white blood cells called lymphoblasts are found in the blood and bone marrow. Also called ALL or acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
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acute myeloid leukemia


A quickly progressing disease in which too many immature blood-forming cells are found in the blood and bone marrow. Promyelocytic leukemia is a type of acute myeloid leukemia. Also called AML or acute myelogenous leukemia.
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