Cancer Abbreviations

 

What is Cancer?

The word cancer comes from the Greek karkínos, meaning crab, and was first used by Hippocrates, the father of medicine, who lived between 460 and 377 BC.

Cancer is the general name given to a group of diseases that have in common the disordered growth of cells, which tend to invade neighboring tissues and organs.

Cancer is also one of the Zodiac Signs, attributed to people born between the 21st of June and the 21st of July. Its symbol is a crab ( karkinos ) and is associated with the constellation Cancer.

Malignant Neoplasm (Cancer)

Neoplasms correspond to an uncontrolled form of cell growth, also called tumors. They can be benign or malignant, according to the type of cell growth presented:

  • Malignant neoplasm: characterizes the cancer It has uncontrolled cell growth, with the ability to invade adjacent tissues. Its cells can spread and grow in places far from their origin (metastasis);
  • Benign neoplasm: it has a controlled cell growth and its cells are usually located in a single tumor mass, circumscribed by a capsule or adjacent tissues. There is no risk of metastasis or of invading neighboring tissues.

Metastasis is the neoplastic growth at a distance, without continuity and without dependence on the primary focus, that is, it is the spread of cancer to other organs.

List of Acronyms Related to Cancer

AHCC Abbotsford Hospital and Cancer Centre
ACO Action Cancer Ontario
ACKC Action to Cure Kidney Cancer
ALPHABET Adjuvant Breast Cancer
ABC Adjuvant Breast Cancer
ANICA Adjuvant Nutritional Intervention in Cancer
AMBC Advanced and/or Metastatic Breast Cancer
ALPHABET Advanced Bladder Cancer
ABC Advanced Bladder Cancer
ALPHABET Advanced Breast Cancer
ABC Advanced Breast Cancer
ACRC Advanced Cancer Research Center
AGC Advanced Gastric Cancer
AOC-2 Advanced Ovarian Cancer
AOC Advanced Ovarian Cancer
ACOCC Advisory Committee on Cancer Control
AAHPC African-American Hereditary Prostate Cancer
ABCD After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Inc.
AMCH Ahsania Mission Cancer Hospital
ACCOUNTING Aichi Cancer Center
ACCESSORY Aichi Cancer Center
ACC Aichi Cancer Center
ACSR AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource
ABCF Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation
ACB Alberta Cancer Board
APPGBC All Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer
ACGT Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy
ACCP Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention
AUCRC All-Union Cancer Research Centre
ABCCC Alta Bates Comprehensive Cancer Center
AACPI American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives
AACE American Association for Cancer Education
AACR American Association for Cancer Research
ABCF American Breast Cancer Foundation
ACRS American Cancer Research Society
ACS American Cancer Society
ACSU American Cancer Society University
AICA American Institute for Cancer Ablation
AJCC American Joint Committee on Cancer
AKCF Amie Karen Cancer Fund for Children
AIPC Androgen-Independent Prostate Cancer
ASCEND Anne Scandalios Cancer Ends Now Directive
ACSR Annual Cancer Statistics Review
ACS Annual Cancer Symposium
ACCOUNTING Anti-Cancer Council
ACCESSORY Anti-Cancer Council
ACC Anti-Cancer Council
ACCV Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria
ACCVFFQ Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria Food Frequency Questionnaire
ACD Anti-Cancer Drug
ACFSA Anti-Cancer Foundation of South Australia
ACCN Appalachia Community Cancer Network
ACSRB Applied Cancer Screening Research Branch
ARCHIVE Archive of Renal Cancer
ARC Archive of Renal Cancer
ACRH Argonne Cancer Research Hospital
ACCR Arkansas Central Cancer Registry
ACCESS Army Compassionate Cancer Education Support Services
ABCA Asian Breast Cancer Awareness
AFCR Asian Fund for Cancer Research
AFIC Association Francaise des Infirmieres de Cancerologie
AACI Association of American Cancer Institutes
ACOR Association of Cancer Online Resources
ACCC Association of Community Cancer Centers
ECL Association of European Cancer Leagues
ANCR Association of Nordic Cancer Registries
ARCHIVE Association pour la Recherche sur le Cancer
ARC Association pour la Recherche sur le Cancer
ATCC Association Tunisienne de lutte contre le Cancer (French: Tunisian Association for fighting Against Cancer
ALCI Atlanta Lesbian Cancer Initiative
ABCN Atlantic Breast Cancer Net
AACR Australasian Association of Cancer Registries
ABCR Australian Blood Cancer Registry
ABCFS Australian Breast Cancer Family Study
ACN Australian Cancer Network
ACRF Australian Cancer Research Foundation
AOCS Australian Ovarian Cancer Study
ABCSG Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group
ABCSG Austrian Breast Cancer Study Group
AWBC Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
ASWCS Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Services
ACS Ayrshire Cancer Support
BBCC Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition
KCI Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
BCLC Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer
BCCA Basal Cell Cancer
BABCN Bay Area Breast Cancer Network
BBC Bilharzial Bladder Cancer
BACT Biological Approaches to Cancer Treatment
BCCR Biomarkers of Cervical Cancer Risk
BCAN Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
BBC Boarding for Breast Cancer
BCRT Bone Cancer Research Trust
BTPC Breakthrough Pain in Cancer
BCCP Breast & Cervical Cancer Program
BCC Breast and Cervical Cancer
BCCED Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection
BCCI Breast and Cervical Cancer Initiative
BCCPT Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment
BCCSP Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program
BRCA Breast Cancer
BC Breast Cancer
BCA Breast Cancer Action
BCAN Breast Cancer Action Network
BCAS Breast Cancer Action Saskatchewan
BCEA Breast Cancer and Environmental Act
BCHK Breast Cancer and Heredity Knowledge Scale
BCAD Breast Cancer Awareness Day
BCC Breast Cancer Care
BCCR Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
BCDDP Breast Cancer Detection and Demonstration Project
BCF Breast Cancer Fund
BCGD Breast Cancer Gene Database
BCIC Breast Cancer Information Clearinghouse
BIC Breast Cancer Information Core
BCIS Breast Cancer Information Service
BCIT Breast Cancer Information Test
BCLC Breast Cancer Linkage Consortium
BCNA Breast Cancer Network Australia
BCPF Breast Cancer Prevention Fund
BCPT Breast Cancer Prevention Trial
BCRF Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation
BCRT Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
BCRF Breast Cancer Research Foundation
BCRP Breast Cancer Research Program
BCRP Breast Cancer Resistance Protein
BCRA Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
BCRAT Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool
BCS Breast Cancer Screening
BCSC Breast Cancer Society of Canada
BCS Breast Cancer Surveillance
BCSC Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium
BCS Breast Cancer Symposium
BCHC Bristol Cancer Help Centre
BACR British Association for Cancer Research
BACUP British Association of Cancer United Patients
BCRM British Cancer Research Meeting
BCCA British Columbia Cancer Agency
BCCS British Columbia Cancer Society
BJC British Journal of Cancer
BOOBS Bunch of Outrageous Breast Cancer Survivors
CABCO California Breast Cancer Organizations
CCRA California Cancer Registrars Association
CCR California Cancer Registry
CPCC California Prostate Cancer Coalition
CAPCA Canadian Association of Provincial Cancer Agencies
CBCF Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
CBCI Canadian Breast Cancer Initiative
CBCN Canadian Breast Cancer Network
CBCRI Canadian Breast Cancer Research Initiative
CCRA Canadian Cancer Research Alliance
CCS Canadian Cancer Society
CCSRI Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute
CPCN Canadian Prostate Cancer Network
CPCR Canadian Prostate Cancer Research
CA Cancer
CAN Cancer Action Network
CAPCAM Cancer Advisory Panel on Complementary and Alternative Medicine
CACC Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada
CARF Cancer Aid and Research Fund
CCBD Cancer and Cell Biology Division
CALGB Cancer and Leukemia Group B
CLIC Cancer and Leukemia in Childhood
CSHS Cancer and Steroid Hormonal Study
CA Cancer Antigen
CAG Cancer Assessment Group
CAW Cancer Awareness Week
CB Cancer Benefit
CBT Cancer Biology and Therapy
CBRL Cancer Biology Research Laboratory
CBN Cancer Biotherapeutics Newsletter
CC Cancer Care
CCA Cancer Care Associates
CCI Cancer Care International
CCM Cancer Care Manitoba
CCO Cancer Care Ontario
CCK Cancer Center for Kids
CCWH-AND-RI Cancer Centre Welfare Home and Research Institute
CACU Cáncer Cervicouterino
CCAP Cancer Chromosome Aberration Project
CCTU Cancer Clinical Trials Unit
CCPS Cancer Control and Population Sciences
CCP Cancer Control Program
CCR Cancer Control Research
CCRU Cancer Control Research Unit
CCS Cancer Control Society
CCA Cancer Council Australia
CCT Cancer Council of Tasmania
CCV Cancer Council Victoria
CDRI Cancer Data Registry of Idaho
CDR Cancer Detection Rate
CDRP Cancer Disparities Research Partnership
CEBP Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention
CFF Cancer Facts & Figures
CFWA Cancer Foundation of Western Australia
CFOA Cancer Fund of America, Inc.
CGG Cancer Genetics Group
CGN Cancer Genetics Network
CGRG Cancer Genetics Research Group
CGAP Cancer Genome Anatomy Project
CGA Cancer Genome Atlas
CHD Cancer Health Disparity
CHN Cancer Hope Network
CIRF Cancer Immunology Research Foundation
CIBD Cancer Induced Bone Disease
CICL Cancer Information and Counseling Line
CIG Cancer Information Group
CIM Cancer Information Management
CIS Cancer Information Service
CISTERS Cancer Information Service Telephone Evaluation and Reporting System
CIS Cancer Information Specialist
CIS Cancer Information System
CINM Cancer Institute of New Mexico
CIRG Cancer International Research Group
CKQ Cancer Knowledge Questionnaire
CLC Cancer Leadership Council
CLAS Cancer Linear Analog Scale
CMAP Cancer Molecular Analysis Project
CNCA Cancer Nutrition Centers of America
CNNT Cancer Nutrition Network for Texans
CLIP Cancer of the Liver Italian Program
CAPACITY Cancer of the Prostate
CAP Cancer of the Prostate
CUP Cancer of Unknown Primary
COT Cancer Osaka Thyroid
CPR Cancer Pain Release
CPEN Cancer Patient Education Network
CPAA Cancer Patients Aid Association
CPF Cancer Potency Factor
CPCD Cancer Prevention and Control Database
CPCRN Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network
CPCTP Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program
CPFP Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
CAPR Cancer Prevention Research
CPXL Cancer Protein Expression Laboratory
CARES Cancer Rehabilitation Evaluation System
CRMF Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund
CRAB Cancer Research and Biostatistics
CRPF Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
CRCWEM Cancer Research Campaign Workshop Evaluation Manual
CRF Cancer Research Foundation
CRFA Cancer Research Foundation of America
CRI Cancer Research Institute
CRP Cancer Research Program
CRCMC Cancer Resource Center of Mendocino County
CREGS Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
CREP Cancer Risk Evaluation Program
CSPR Cancer Services & Policy Research Unit
CSF Cancer Slope Factor
CSNZ Cancer Society of New Zealand
CSF Cancer Support France
CSAA Cancer Survivors Alumni Association
CSN Cancer Survivors Network
CSA Cancer Suspect Agent
CATIES CAncer Text Information Extraction System
CTRG Cancer Therapeutics Research Group
CTEP Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program
CTRC Cancer Therapy Research Center
CTRCS Cancer Therapy Research Center
CTR Cancer Therapy Reviews
CTCA Cancer Treatment Centers of America
CTRF Cancer Treatment Research Foundation
CTU Cancer Treatment Unit
CTIBL Cancer Treatment-Induced Bone Loss
CTSU Cancer Trials Support Unit
CURE Cancer Updates Research & Education
CWC Cancer Wellness Center
CBS Cancer-Bio-Santé
CMR Cancérigènes, Mutagènes ou Toxiques pour la Reproduction
CNO Cancéropôle Nord-Ouest
CCCF Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
CRAAB Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer
CRPC Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
COSMIC Catalogue of Somatic Mutation in Cancer
CSCT Cell Specific Cancer Therapy
CACS Center for Applied Cancer Science
CCCR Center for Cancer Care and Research
CCGD Center for Cancer Genome Discovery
CCR Center for Cancer Research
CCRD Center for Cancer Research Development
CCCR Center for Colon Cancer Research
CCR Central Cancer Registry
CLCC Centre de Lutte Contre le Cancer
CRC Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie
CICR Centre for Immunology and Cancer Research
CIRC Centre International de Recherche sur le Cancer
CCCE Cervical Cancer Consortium Europe
CECAP Cervical Cancer Prevention
COCA Chicago Ovarian Cancer Alliance
CCOP Childhood Cancer Ombudsman Program
CCSS Childhood Cancer Survivor Study
CCCL Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon
CCF Children’s Cancer Foundation
CCFA Children’s Cancer Fund of America
CCG Children’s Cancer Group
CCIA Children’s Cancer Institute Australia
CCRF Children’s Cancer Research Fund
CCSV Chinese Cancer Society of Victoria, Inc.
CNCCG Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups
CCCG Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group
CCCE Collaborating Centre for Cancer Education
CCORE Collaboration for Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation
CAC Colleges against Cancer
CIVIL Collegiate Cancer Council
CCC Collegiate Cancer Council
CRC Colon and Rectal Cancer
CC Colon Cancer
CCA Colon Cancer Alliance
CCCR Colorado Central Cancer Registry
CRC Colorectal Cancer
CRCA Colorectal Cancer
CCAC Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada
C3 Colorectal Cancer Coalition
CCCG Colorectal Cancer Collaborative Group
CCFR Colorectal Cancer Family Registry
CCN Colorectal Cancer Network
CIVIL Comprehensive Cancer Center
CCC Comprehensive Cancer Center
CCCP Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan
CCIC Comprehensive Cancer Imaging Centre
CCPC Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control
CCB Computational Cancer Biology
CBC Contralateral Breast Cancer
CWCC Creative Center for Women with Cancer
CCI Cross Cancer Institute
CFC Cure for Cancer
DRCRF Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
DFCI Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
DFHCC Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
DFPCC Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care Bone Marrow Transplant Program
DBCG Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group
DPCG Dansk Pancreas Cancer Gruppe
DCRF Day Cancer Research Foundation
DBCC Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
DCC Deleted in Colorectal Cancer
DCE Department of Cancer Epidemiology
DIO Dépistage Individuel Organisé du Cancer
DPCR Development of Pancreatic Cancer Research
DCCPS Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
DCP Division of Cancer Prevention
DCPC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
DACC Donaldson-Atwood Cancer Clinic
DUCC Duke University Cancer Center
EBC Early Breast Cancer
EBCTCG Early Breast Cancer Trialists Collaborative Group
ELCAP Early Lung Cancer Action Program
EPCP Early Prostate Cancer Program
ECRIC Eastern Cancer Registration and Information Centre
ENACCT Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials
EABC Elderly Advanced Breast Cancer
ECP Elderly Cancer Patients
ECIS Email Cancer Information Specialist
ERC Endocrine-Related Cancer
ECUADOR Endometrial Cancer
ECONOMICS Endometrial Cancer
EC Endometrial Cancer
EOC Endometrioid Ovarian Cancer
ESCA English Speaking Cancer Association
EPC Enquete Permanente Cancer
EAGLE Environment and Genetics in Lung Cancer Etiology
ECLC Epidermoid Cell Lung Cancer
EOC Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
ECUADOR Esophageal Cancer
ECONOMICS Esophageal Cancer
EC Esophageal Cancer
ECAA Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association
ECS Estonian Cancer Society
EACE European Association for Cancer Education
EACR European Association for Cancer Research
EBCC European Breast Cancer Conference
ECL European Cancer League
ECP European Cancer Prevention Organization
EJC European Journal of Cancer
ENCRS European Network of Cancer Registries
ENCR European Network of Cancer Registries
EORTC European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer
EPIC European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition
ERSPC European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer
EWAC European Week Against Cancer
ELCR Excess Lifetime Cancer Risk
EPIC Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite
FORCE Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
FACD Familial Cancer Database
FMTC Familial Medullary Thyroid Cancer
FCC Familial Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer
FTOCS Familial Tylosis and Oesophageal Cancer Study
FCC Families of Children with Cancer of Ontario
FHCC Family History of Colon Cancer
FHCRC Family History of Colorectal Cancer
FTBC Fashion Targets Breast Cancer
FNCLCC Fédération Nationale des Centres de Lutte Contre le Cancer
FECS Federation of European Cancer Societies
FBCG Finnish Breast Cancer Group
FCSN Firefighter Cancer Support Network
FCSN Firefighter Cancer Support Network
FDEC Flat or Depressed Early Colon Cancer
FLAIR Flexible System to Advance Innovative Research for Cancer Drug Discovery by Small Businesses
FCRA Florida Cancer Registrars Association
FHCI Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
FPCN Florida Prostate Cancer Network
FORCE Focus on Rehabilitation and Cancer Education
FQC Fondation Quebecoise du Cancer
FMRC Fonds Mondial de Recherche contre le Cancer
FPCR Foundation for Promotion of Cancer Research
FCCC Fox Chase Cancer Center
FHCC Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
FHCR Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
FHCRC Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
FCR Friends of Cancer Research
FACT Functional Analysis of Cancer Therapy
FACT-P Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Prostate Module
FLIC Functional Living Index Cancer
GBC Gallbladder Cancer
GICA Gastrointestinal Cancer Antigen
GCS Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium
GCR Gateway for Cancer Research
GMCRF General Motors Cancer Research Foundation
GCS Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
GBCC Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition
GCCS Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics
GDSCC Georgia Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center
GOCA Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance
GPCC Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition
GGCS German Gastric Cancer Study
GWCC Gillette Women’s Cancer Connection
GCC Global Cancer Concern
GWCCS Greater Washington Coalition for Cancer Survivors
GBCCG Greek Breast Cancer Cooperative Group
GCRI Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute
GCRC Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre
GCAM Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
GCF Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
GCPC Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Center
GCCG Gynecological Cancer Cooperative Group
HCCP Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention
HNC Head and Neck Cancer
HFGCC Helen F Graham Cancer Center
HBOC Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
HCCP Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice
HCC Hereditary Colorectal Cancer
HDGC Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer
HGCS Hereditary Gastric Cancer Syndrome
HNPCC Hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer
HNPCCS Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colon Cancer Syndrome
HNPCC Hereditary Non-polyposis Colon Cancer Syndrome
HNPCC Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer/Carcinoma
HNPCC Hereditary Non-Polypotic Colorectal Cancer
HPC Hereditary Prostate Cancer
HPCX Hereditary Prostate Cancer, X-Linked
HSSCC Hereditary Site-Specific Colonic Cancer
HULC highly up-regulated in liver cancer
HRBC High-Risk Breast Cancer
HCCP Hispanic Cancer Control Program
HCCP Holistic Cancer Care Project
HKCF Hong Kong Cancer Fund
HDPC Hormone Dependent Prostate Cancer
HPRC Hormone Refractory Prostrate Cancer
HRMPC Hormone Resistant Metastatic Prostate Cancer
HRMPC Hormone-Refractory Metastatic Prostate Cancer
HICP Human Immunology & Cancer Program
HOCC Human Ovarian Cancer Cell
HCCP Huntsman Cancer Care Program
HCH Huntsman Cancer Hospital
HCI Huntsman Cancer Institute
ICCPO Icelandic Childhood Cancer Parent Organisation
IBCCA Idaho Breast and Cervical Cancer Alliance
ILWG IL-2 /LAK (Lymphokine-Activated Killer Cell) Working Group (cancer treatment)
ICRF Imperial Cancer Research Fund
IRRCC Indian River Regional Cancer Center
IUCC Indiana University Cancer Center
ICITC Infection in Transplantation and Cancer
IBC Inflammatory Breast Cancer
ICB Inflammatory Breast Cancer
ILNSCLC Inoperable Localized Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
INCA Institut National du Cancer
INCC Institut National du Cancer du Canada
IFCP Institute for Cancer Prevention
IPCR Institute for Prostate Cancer Research
ICR Institute of Cancer Research
IDAC Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer
INCA Instituto Nacional de Cãncer
INCAN Instituto Nacional del Cancer
ICR Integrative Cancer Research
ICT Integrative Cancer Therapies
ICC Intercultural Cancer Council
ICCC Intercultural Cancer Council Caucus
IFCT Intergroupe Francophone de Cancérologie Thoracique
IACA Interior Alaska Cancer Association
IARC Internal Agency for Research on Cancer
IALT International Adjuvant Lung Cancer Trial
IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer
IASLC International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
IACR International Association of Cancer Registries
IACV International Association of Cancer Victims
IACVF International Association of Cancer Victors and Friends, Inc
IBSN International Breast Cancer Screening Network
ICARE International Cancer Academy for Research and Education
ICA International Cancer Alliance
ICARE International Cancer Alliance for Research and Education
ICGC International Cancer Genome Consortium
ICIC International Cancer Information Center
ICSN International Cancer Screening Network
ICCCC International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium
ICCD International Childhood Cancer Day
ICCC International Classification of Childhood Cancer
ICCCPO International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organisations
ICACC International Congress on Anti-Cancer Chemotherapy
IDCA International Digestive Cancer Alliance
IGCLC International Gastric Cancer Linkage Consortium
IJC International Journal of Cancer
ILCA International Liver Cancer Association
ISRCT International Society for Regional Cancer Therapy
IUAC International Union Against Cancer
IUCC International Union for Cancer Control
ICSG Internet Cancer Support Group
IMPACC Intestinal Multiple Polyposis and Colorectal Cancer
ICC Iowa Cancer Consortium
ICCCC Iowa Consortium for Comprehensive Cancer Control
ICC Ireland Cancer Center
ISEL Iressa Survival Evaluation in Lung Cancer
IACR Irish Association for Cancer Research
ICDA Irish Cancer Data Association
ICRF Israel Cancer Research Fund
JNCH Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital
JSCC John Stoddard Cancer Center
JNCI Journal of the National Cancer Institute
KUCC Kansas University Cancer Center
KCRC Katz Cancer Resource Center
KABC Kicks Against Breast Cancer
KCA Kidney Cancer Association
KCRB Kidney Cancer Research Bureau
KCCF Kids Cancer Care Foundation
KICT Kids Integrated Cancer Treatment
KWC Kids with Cancer
KRCC Kingston Regional Cancer Centre
KCCA Known Cancer-Causing Agent
LCP Laboratory of Cancer Prevention
LCF Latent Cancer Fatalities
LLCG Leuven Lung Cancer Group
LACC Life After Cancer Care
LACE Life After Cancer Epidemiology study
LCS Lifetime Cancer Screening
LCC Ligue contre le Cancer
LLCC Ligue Luxembourgeoise Contre le Cancer
LNCC Ligue Nationale Contre le Cancer
LCCC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
LBC Lobular Breast Cancer
LABC Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
LCCC Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
LLCG London Lung Cancer Group
LRCP London Regional Cancer Program
LILCI Long Island Lesbian Cancer Initiative
LIBC Lost in Inflammatory Breast Cancer
LCCP Louisiana Cancer Control Partnership
LICR Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
LCAM Lung Cancer Awareness Month
LCDR Lung Cancer Death Rate
LCFA Lung Cancer Foundation of America
LCRF Lung Cancer Research Foundation
LCSG Lung Cancer Study Group
LCSS Lung Cancer Symptom Scale
LCWP Lung Cancer Working Party
LFLC Lung Fibrosis and Lung Cancer
MDACC M D Anderson Cancer Center
MNCR Malta National Cancer Registry
MCCC Marie Curie Cancer Care
MVSF Marilyn Van Stone Cancer Care Foundation
MBRCC Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center
MICR Maximum Individual Cancer Risk
MCCC Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
MSKCC Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
MSK Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute
MATCH Men’s Attitudes Towards Cancer and Health
MBC Metastatic Breast Cancer
MCRC Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
MDCSS Metropolitan Detroit Cancer Surveillance System
MCC Michigan Cancer Consortium
MCF Michigan Cancer Foundation
MACC Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.
MBCI Mills Breast Cancer Institute
MOCA Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance
MCR Missouri Cancer Registry
MCC Moffitt Cancer Center
MBCG Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics
MTTC Molecular Targeted Therapy of Cancer
MCIF Montana Cancer Institute Foundation
MSDBC Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer
MACC Motorcyclists Against Childhood Cancer
MSCCC Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
MVCN Mount Vernon Cancer Network
MCA Mucin-Like Cancer-associated Antigen
MASCC Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
MPGCC Multiple Primary Gastric and Colorectal Cancer
MACC Musicians Against Childhood Cancer
MMAC Mutated in Multiple Advanced Cancers
NPCT Nasal-Pharynx Cancerous Tissue
NAPBC National Action Plan on Breast Cancer
NABCO National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
NACA National Association for Cancer Awareness
NABCO National Association of Breast Cancer Organizations
NACP National Association of Cancer Patients
NAPCC National Association of Professional Cancer Coaches
NBCCEDP National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
NBCC National Breast Cancer Centre
NBCC National Breast Cancer Coalition
NBCF National Breast Cancer Foundation
NBCF National Breast Cancer Fund
NCAB National Cancer Advisory Board
NCC National Cancer Center
NCCH National Cancer Center Hospital
NCCI National Cancer Center Institute
NCCS National Cancer Centre of Singapore
NCIC National Cancer Information Center
NCI National Cancer Institute
NCI-FCRDC National Cancer Institute – Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center
NCIC National Cancer Institute of Canada
PLCO National Cancer Institute Prostate, Lung, Colorectal & Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial
NC-NTP National Cancer Institute/National Toxicology Program
NCPB National Cancer Policy Board
NCRA National Cancer Registrars Association
NCSD National Cancer Survivors Day
NCSDF National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation
NCCC National Cervical Cancer Coalition
NCCF National Childhood Cancer Foundation
NCCS National Children’s Cancer Society
NCCR National Coalition for Cancer Research
NCCS National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
NCCAM National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
NCCRA National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance
NCCN National Comprehensive Cancer Network
NCSCP National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention
NFCR National Foundation for Cancer Research
NICR National Institute for Cancer Research
NKCA National Kidney Cancer Association
NLCA National Lung Cancer Audit
NLCP National Lung Cancer Partnership
NOCA National Ovarian Cancer Association
NOCC National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
NPCR National Program of Cancer Registries
NPCC National Prostate Cancer Coalition
NPCDP National Prostate Cancer Detection Project
NPCP National Prostate Cancer Project
NRCT National Register of Cancer Trials
NSCEP National Skin Cancer Education Program
NSAS-BC National Surgical Adjuvant Study for Breast Cancer
NACR Native American Cancer Research
NACCP Netherlands Adjuvant Colorectal Cancer Project
NCLS Netherlands Cohort Study on Diet and Cancer
NCCS Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Society
NCCF Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
NHBCC New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition
NHSCR New Hampshire State Cancer Registry
NYSBCN New York State Breast Cancer Network
NMBC No More Breast Cancer
NNBC Node-Negative Breast Cancer
NSCLC Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
NCMOT Non-Cancerous Matched Oral Tissue
NMSC Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
NRSTS Non-RMS Soft Tissue Sarcoma (cancer)
NCCG Nordic Cancer Chemoresistance Group
NCCC Norris Cotton Cancer Center
NAACCR North American Association of Central Cancer Registries
NCCT North Central Cancer Treatment Group
NCCI North Coast Cancer Institute
NDCR North Dakota Cancer Registry
NECCR North of England Cancer Research
NECRA Northeast Cancer Registrars Association
NRCI Northeast Regional Cancer Institute
NICR Northern Ireland Cancer Registry
NTCR Northern Territory Cancer Registry
NCS Norwegian Cancer Society
NMBC Nuclear Matrix Breast Cancer Proteins
OPTC Occult Papillary Thyroid Cancer
OCISS Occupational Cancer Incidence Surveillance Study
OCCAM Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
OCG Office of Cancer Genomics
OCS Office of Cancer Survivorship
OCISS Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System
OCI Ontario Cancer Institute
OCTPGI Ontario Cancer Treatment Practice Guidelines Initiative
OICR Ontario Institute of Cancer Research
OCF Oral Cancer Foundation
OECI Organization of European Cancer Institutes
OICC Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre
ORCC Ottawa Regional Cancer Center
OCAN Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Nevada
OCCSA Ovarian Cancer Cell Surface Antigen
OCEAN Ovarian Cancer Education Awareness Network
OCNA Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
OCRF Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation
OCRF Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
OEC Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
OCI Oxford Cancer Information
PC Pancreatic Cancer
PCAN Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
PATRICIA PApilloma TRIal Cervical cancer In young Adults
PCTC Pardee Cancer Treatment Center
PACP Parents Against Cancer Plus
PCWC Parents of Children with Cancer
PICR Paterson Institute for Cancer Research
PACP Patient Associations for Cancer Patients
PCRF Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
PBCC Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition
PBCC Penny Brohn Cancer Care
PAC People Against Cancer
PLTC People Living Through Cancer
PMCI Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute
PBCC Pittsburgh Breast Cancer Consortium
PBCR Population-Based Cancer Registry
PCAP Predisposing for Prostate Cancer
PCP President’s Cancer Panel
PGSC Primary Gastric Stump Cancer
PLCA primary liver cancer
PPC Primary Peritoneal Cancer
PACT Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy
PLCI Prophylactic Lung Cancer Irradiation
PRCA Prostate Cancer
PC Prostate Cancer
PCA Prostate Cancer
PCAG Prostate Cancer Advisory Group
PCAT Prostate Cancer Assessment Tool
PCAW Prostate Cancer Awareness Week
PCC Prostate Cancer Canada
PC3 Prostate Cancer Cell Line
PCEC Prostate Cancer Education Council
PCEP Prostate Cancer Education Program
PCF Prostate Cancer Foundation
PCGP Prostate Cancer Genetics Project
PIVOT Prostate Cancer Intervention Versus Observation Trial
PCPT Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial
PCPRG Prostate Cancer Progress Review Group
PCRI Prostate Cancer Research Institute
PCRP Prostate Cancer Research Program
PCS Prostate Cancer Screening
PCSX Prostate Cancer Susceptibility, X-Linked
PCS Prostate Cancer Symposium
PCTG Prostate Cancer Treatment Guide
PCTP Prostate Cancer Treatment Program
PCTG Prostate Cancer Trialist Group
PLCO Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial
PRCC Puerto Rico Cancer Center
QNCS Qatar National Cancer Society
QLACS Quality of Life in Adult Cancer Survivors
QILCOP Queensland Integrated Lung Cancer Outcomes Project
RSMDRCC R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre
ROCCK Raising Our Commitment to Cancer Kids
RGCI Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre
RCA Rare Cancer Alliance
ROCK Reaching Out to Cancer Kids
RDCQ Reaction to Diagnosis of Cancer Questionnaire
RC Rectal Cancer
ROC Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
RFBC Recycle for Breast Cancer
RCC Regional Cancer Center
RCC Regional Cancer Centre
RICC Research Into Childhood Cancer
ROC Research Into Ovarian Cancer
RCA Réseau de Cancérologie d’Aquitaine
RRC Reseaux Regionaux de Cancerologie
RCB Residual Cancer Burden
RIBCC Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition
RTCC Ride to Conquer Cancer
REACH Risk Evaluation & Cancer History
RCCM Rodent Chemically-Induced Colon Cancer Models
RCLCF Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
RMCC Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign
RGI Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, Inc.
RFOC Run for Ovarian Cancer
RCRC Russian Cancer Research Center
RNS Ruth Newman Shapiro Regional Cancer Center
SACI San Antonio Cancer Institute
SPCG Scandinavian Prostatic Cancer Group
SCRN Scottish Cancer Research Network
SCTN Scottish Cancer Therapy Network
SCCA Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
SELECT Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial
SRCC Sequoia Regional Cancer Center
SKCC Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
SPICE Simulation of Polymorphic Interactome in Cancer Etiology
SCF Skin Cancer Foundation
SCP Skin Cancer Prevention
SBC Small Bowel Cancer
SCCL Small Cell Cancer of the Lung
SCLC Small Cell Lung Cancer
SCC Société Canadienne du Cancer
SFC Societe Francaise du Cancer
SCRN Sociobehavioural Cancer Research Network
SECI South Egypt Cancer Institute
SVCP Special Virus Cancer Program
SCCC Squamous Cell Cervical Cancer
SCHNC Squamous Cell Head and Neck Cancer
SCC Stanford Cancer Center
SCCC Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center
SPECS Strategic Partnering to Evaluate Cancer Signatures
SOCK Strike Out Cancer in Kids
SMAC Student Movement Against Cancer
SRCC Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre
SPOHNC Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer
SLCA Survivors for Lung Cancer Awareness
SBCG Swedish Breast Cancer Group
SFCD Swedish Family-Cancer Database
SBCF Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation
SCCC Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
TCT Teenager Cancer Trust
TC Testicular Cancer
TCAW Testicular Cancer Awareness Week
TGCC Testicular Germ Cell Cancer
TCC Texas Cancer Council
TCDC Texas Cancer Data Center
TCR Texas Cancer Registry
TCCC Texas Children Cancer Center
TACF The ASCO Cancer Foundation
TBCF The Breast Cancer Fund
TCGA The Cancer Genome Atlas
TCP The Cancer Project
TCCCR The Center for Cancer Care and Research
TWAC The World Against Cancer
TNCS Third National Cancer Survey
TCC Total Cancer Care
TBLC Trachea/Bronchus/Lung Cancers
TCCB Transitional Cell Cancer of the Bladder
TBCRC Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium
TC Tropic of Cancer
TOC Tropic of Cancer
TSLC Tumor Suppressor in Lung Cancer
TOC Tylosis with Esophageal Cancer
UCF Ulman Cancer Fund
UICC Union Internationale Contre le Cancer
UKACR United Kingdom Association of Cancer Registries
UKCCSG United Kingdom Children’s Cancer Study Group
UKCCCR United Kingdom Coordinating Committee on Cancer Research
UCCRC University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
UMCCC University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
UPCC University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
UPCI University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
UTCI University of Tennessee Cancer Institute
UADC Upper Aero Digestive Cancer
UTUC Upper-Tract Urothelial Cancer
VECC Van Elslander Cancer Center
VICC Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
VCC Vermont Cancer Center
VCS Veterinary Cancer Society
VACFS Vietnamese American Cancer Foundation
VPCI Virginia Piper Cancer Institute
WCTU Wales Cancer Trials Unit
WPCF Walter Payton Cancer Fund
WSCR Washington State Cancer Registry
WACN West Anglia Cancer Network
WJSG West Japan Study Group for Lung Cancer Surgery
WMCIU West Midlands Cancer Intelligence Unit
WMOCSG West Midlands Ovarian Cancer Study Group
WVCR West Virginia Cancer Registry
WACR Western Australian Cancer Registry
WRCC Windsor Regional Cancer Clinic
WOKC Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer
WBCD Wisconsin Breast Cancer Diagnosis
WCPI Wisconsin Cancer Pain Initiative
WOCA Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance
WALC Women Against Lung Cancer
WICR Women in Cancer Research
CANCOM Women’s Cancer Information Project
WCN Women’s Cancer Network
WCRI Women’s Cancer Research Institute
WCRC Women’s Cancer Resource Center
WHA Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998
WBCO World Breast Cancer Organization
WCRF World Cancer Research Fund International
WCCO World Conference for Cancer Organisations
WWC World Without Cancer, Inc.
WCFS Wu Cancer Fatigue Scale
YCR Yorkshire Cancer Research
YCT Youth Cancer Trust