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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Bioinformática

Bioinformatics (BY-oh-in-for-MA-tix)
The science of using computers, databases, and math to organize and analyze large amounts of biological, medical, and health information. Information may come from many sources, including patient statistics, tissue specimens, genetics research, and clinical trials.

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