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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Gen p53

P53 gene
A tumor suppressor gene that normally inhibits the growth of tumors. This gene is altered in many types of cancer.



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