tumor marker


A substance, released into the circulation by tumor tissue, whose detection in the serum indicates the presence of a specific type of tumor.

Nearby words

  1. tumor,
  2. tumor angiogenic factor,
  3. tumor antigen,
  4. tumor burden,
  5. tumor lysis syndrome,
  6. tumor necrosis factor,
  7. tumor stage,
  8. tumor suppressor gene,
  9. tumor virus,
  10. tumor-specific transplantation antigen

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