- genes, cancer suppressor
- genes, onco-suppressor
- genes, tumor suppressor
- oncosuppressor gene
- tumor suppressing genes
- Genes in the body that can suppress or block the development of cancer.
Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Genes that normally restrain cell growth but, when missing or inactivated by mutation, allow cells to grow uncontrolled.
Definition from: Office of Rare Diseases
at the National Institutes of Health
- A tumor suppressor gene directs the production of a protein that is part of the system that regulates cell division. The tumor suppressor protein plays a role in keeping cell division in check. When mutated, a tumor suppressor gene is unable to do its job, and as a result uncontrolled cell growth may occur. This may contribute to the development of a cancer.
Definition from: Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms from the National Human Genome Research Institute
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.