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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



obatoclax mesylate  listen  (oh-BA-toh-klax MEH-zih-layt)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of several types of cancer. It is a form of obatoclax, which blocks the activity of certain proteins needed for cells to live and may cause tumor cells to die. It is a type of apoptosis inducer.