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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Antioncogén

Antioncogene (AN-tee-ON-koh-jeen)
A type of gene that makes a protein called a tumor suppressor protein that helps control cell growth. Mutations (changes in DNA) in antioncogenes may lead to cancer. Also called tumor suppressor gene.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.