Pertaining to body cavity below diaphragm which contains stomach, intestines, liver and other organs.
Increased acid in blood and other body tissue
Acuteness, clearness, keenness, especially of vision or airways
New, recent, sudden onset
Swollen lymph nodes (glands).
A medication that modifies the effect of other agents/medications.
Treatment given in addition to primary/initial treatment(surgery) to decrease the risk of cancer coming back.
Adverse Drug Reaction-harmful / unintended reaction resulting from administration of a medication.
Unfavorable and Unintended side effect.
Rash, Itchy eyes, running nose, trouble breathing, nausea, diarrhea.
Rapid in onset, serious, potentially life threatening allergic reaction.
Decreased red blood cells / low red blood cell count.
Condition in which a person cannot eat due to lack of appetite.
Drug that kills bacteria and other germs.
Investigative procedure like a lab test.
Not cancerous, usually without serious consequences, but with some exceptions ie. benign brain tumor may have serious consequences.
Carried by, to make stick together, transported.
Dose of the administered drug or other substance available to target tissue in the body.
Series of blood tests.
A discrete amount of drug / medication given at once to increase the concentration of the drug in blood to an effective level.
The amount of calcium in a given amount of bone.
Cancer and Leukemia Group B (a “specialty” Research Base for cancers – now under Alliance ).
Capable of causing cancer.
Is a form of cancer that makes up the majority of cases of malignancy.
National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program.
Type of treatment for cancer.
Continuing for a long time / Longstanding.
A chemotherapy drug used to kill cancer cells.
An experiment done on human participants to answer specific questions about new treatments.
Major/practical importance of treatment effect.
Total disappearance of all disease.
More treatment to eliminate non detectable disease and prevent disease from coming back.
Study in which the experimental treatment or procedure is compared to a standard /control treatment or procedure.
Association of multiple institutions to perform clinical trials.
Cancer Research for the Ozarks.
Computerized (axial) tomography; computerized series of x-rays to detect abnormalities in various internal organs, like chest, abdomen and pelvis.
Total sum (of individual events, experiences, treatments).