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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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


Nourishing substances found in food that keeps the body healthy.