Human EGF receptor 2. Definition

Medical Definition: Human EGF receptor 2

Protein involved in normal cell growth. Found in some types of cancer cells, including those of the breast and ovaries. Cancer cells that are removed from the body can be tested for the presence of human EGF receptor 2 to help decide the best type of treatment. The human EGF receptor 2 is a type of receptor tyrosine kinase. Also called c-erbB-2, HER2/neu, and receptor 2 human epidermal growth factor.

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