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Glossary of Terms

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Nasal cavity

The chamber in from the nose where air is moistened and warmed.

NCI

National Cancer Institute is part of the US National Institutes of Health and is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research.

NCRI

National Cancer Research Institute, a partnership between UK government and the voluntary and private sectors to develop an overall strategy for cancer research in the NHS.

NCRN

National Cancer Research Network, provides infrastructure for large multicentre clinical trials within NCRI framework.

Neoplasm

A new growth of tissue or cells; a tumour that is generally malignant.

Neutropenia

A decreased number of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell.

NICE

National Institute for Clinical Excellence, association that appraises EMEA data for approval in England and Wales.

NMRI

Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging. A procedure in which a magnet linked to a computer is used to create detailed pictures of areas inside the body.

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

A cancer of the lymphatic system. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is related to Hodgkin's disease but is made up of different cell types.

NTRAC

National Translational Cancer Research Network, carries out translational research within the NCRI.

Nutrients

Nourishing substances found in food that keeps the body healthy.