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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate  listen  (12-O-TEH-truh-DEH-kuh-noyl-FOR-bol-13-A-seh-tayt)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of leukemias and lymphomas. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate affects many cell actions and may cause tumor cells to die. It is a type of phorbol ester. Also called tetradecanoylphorbol acetate and TPA.