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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



antifolate  listen  (AN-tee-FOH-layt)

  A type of drug that stops cells from using folic acid to make DNA and may kill cancer cells. Certain antifolates are used to treat some types of cancer and inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Also called folate antagonist and folic acid antagonist.