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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

irofulven  listen  (i-roh-FUL-ven)

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