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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


6-hydroxymethylacylfulvene  listen  (6-hy-DROK-see-MEH-thul-AY-sel-FUL-veen)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. 6-hydroxymethylacylfulvene attaches to the cell's DNA and may block cancer cell growth. It is a type of alkylating agent. Also called irofulven.