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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



fotemustine  listen  (foh-teh-MUS-teen)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of advanced melanoma, glioblastoma (a type of brain tumor) that has come back, and certain types of lymphoma. Fotemustine damages the cell’s DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of alkylating agent and a type of nitrosourea.