Non–AIDS-Defining Cancers

  • Authors: David Aboulafia, MD; Liron Pantanowitz, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 12/12/16 (What's New)

Glossary of Terms

There are specific terms used in oncology, many of which are often used in clinical studies or trials to help measure how well new treatments work. Table 4 includes some common oncology terms.

Table 4. Glossary of Common Oncology Terms

Abbreviation

Description

Explanation

OS

Overall survival

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Keywords: Cancer