Glossary of Terms
There are currently 20 names in this directory beginning with the letter R.
After surgery to remove a tumor, no tumor remains in the edges of the location where the tumor was removed, either visible to the eye or under a microscope.
After surgery to remove a tumor, all the visible tumor was removed but under the microscope there are still visible tumor cells on the edges of the location where the tumor was removed.
Sugar injected into the body to make specific tissue more visible during a PET scan.
A clinical trial in which patients are assigned by chance to the different treatments being tested in that trial.
A plan or a regulated course, such as a diet, exercise, or disease treatment, designed to give a good result.
A type of drug used for short-term loss of feeling or awareness in a part of the body while awake.
Cancer that can be surgically removed. In pancreatic cancer, these tumors may lie within the pancreas or extend beyond it, but there is no involvement of the critical arteries or veins in the area. There is no evidence of any spread to areas outside of the tissue removed during a typical surgery for pancreatic cancer.
Characteristics, habits, or environmental exposures shown to increase the odds of developing a disease.