HER2
Abbreviation for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2. HER2 is expressed by, and involved in the growth of, some cancer cells. For example, a minority of breast cancers express HER2 protein. Also called c-erbB-2.

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human epidermal growth factor receptor 2: a protein occurring in excessive amounts on the surface of tumour cells in highly malignant forms of breast cancer. It acts as a receptor for epidermal growth factor, which influences the growth and proliferation of the tumour.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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