Skip to Content

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer CenterVanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center


VICC toll-free number 1-877-936-8422




Part of a cell that contains genetic information. Except for sperm and eggs, all human cells contain 46 chromosomes.

Discrete physical structures inside a cell nucleus that consist of proteins and DNA organized into genes.

Last updated: 2015-03-04

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (