BRCA1 and BRCA2
tumor-suppressor genes thought to be linked to genetic breast and ovarian cancer.
Carcinoma in situ
a lesion observed most commonly in stratified squamous epithelium and characterized by cytological changes of the types associated with invasive carcinoma, but with the pathologic process limited to the lining epithelium and without histologic evidence of extension to adjacent structures.
Career Development Award.
Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects.
computed tomography scan. Works by using radiation to visually cut parts of the body in cross-sectional slices.
Department of Health and Human Services.
technique of using a dedicated electronic detector system to computerize and display the x-ray information from conventional mammography.
Department of Defense.
Department of Energy.
Defense Research On-Line System.
Defense Technical Information Center.
Ductal carcinoma in situ
ductal cancer cells that have not grown outside of their site of origin, sometimes referred to as precancer.
Department of Veteran Affairs.
Defense Women's Health Research Program.
V-erb avian erythroblastic leukemia viral oncogene homolog 2; also known as NEU and HER2.
Federal Research in Progress.
Fragile histidine triad gene. A tumor suppressor gene mutated in lung, head and neck, intestinal, and breast cancers.
a functional unit of heredity which occupies a specific place or locus on a chromosome.
Historically black colleges and universities and other minority institutions.
V-erb avian erythroblastic leukemia viral oncogene homolog 2; also known as ERBB2 and NEU.