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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



oblimersen sodium  listen  (oh-blih-MER-sen SOH-dee-um)

  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, bcl-2 antisense oligodeoxynucleotide G3139, and Genasense.