c-erbB-2
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A protein involved in normal cell growth. It is found on some types of cancer cells, including breast and ovarian. Cancer cells removed from the body may be tested for the presence of c-erbB-2 to help decide the best type of treatment. c-erbB-2 is a type of receptor tyrosine kinase.

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78.8

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Elementary School
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  • The gene that controls cell growth by making the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2. Also called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 and HER2/neu.

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    High School
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