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Abbreviations

Advanced Medical Terminology Chapter 19 ROOM221

TermDefinition
AFP Alpha- fetoprotein
ATRA all-transretinoic acid
BMT bone marrow transplantation
bcr breakpoint cluster region
bx biopsy
CA cancer
CEA carcinoembryonic antigen
cGy centigray (one hundredth of a gray) or rad
chemo chemotherapy
CR complete response-disappearance of all tumor
CSF colony-stimulating factor
DES diethylstilbestrol
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
EGFR epidermal growth factor receptor
ER estrogen receptor
EPO erythropoietin
FNA fine needle aspiration
5-FU 5-fluorouracil
Ga gallium
GIST gastrointestinal stromal tumor
Gy gray
H&E hematoxylin and eosin
HER2-neu growth factor gene highly activated on certain types of breast cancer
HNPCC hereditary non-polyposis
IGRT intensity-modulated gated radiation therapy
IHC immunohistochemistry
IMRT intensity-modulated radiation therapy
Mets metastases
MoAb monoclonal antibody
NED no evidence of disease
NF neurofibromatosis
NHL non-Hodgkin lymphoma
NSCLC non-small cell lung cell lung cancer
pap smear Papanicolaou smear
PD progressive disease-tumor increases in size
PR partial response-tumor one half its original size
prot protocol
PSA Prostate-Specific antigen
PSCT peripheral stem cell transplantation
PSRS proton stereotactic radiosurgery
RNA ribonucleic acid
RT radiation therapy
SD stable disease- tumor does not shrink or grow
TNM tumor, nodes, metastases
VEGF vascular endothelial growth factor
XRT, RT radiation therapy
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