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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

bcl-2 antisense oligodeoxynucleotide G3139  listen  (... AN-tee-sents AH-lih-goh-dee-OK-see-NOO-klee-oh-tide ...)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer. It may kill cancer cells by blocking the production of a protein that makes cancer cells live longer and by making them more sensitive to anticancer drugs. It is a type of antisense oligodeoxyribonucleotide. Also called augmerosen, Genasense, and oblimersen sodium.