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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


1-(2’-deoxy-2’-fluoro-ß-D-arabinofuranosyl) uracil  listen  (1-(2'-dee-OK-see-2'-FLOOR-oh-BAY-tuh-D-uh-RA-bih-noh-fyoor-A-noh-sil) YOOR-uh-sil)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of advanced solid tumors and lymphomas. It blocks the growth of cells and may cause cancer cells to die. It is a type of uracil analog. Also called FAU.