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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



c-fos antisense oligonucleotide  listen  (… AN-tee-sents AH-lih-goh-NOO-klee-oh-tide)

  A substance that has been studied in the treatment of cancer and is being studied in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and certain skin conditions. It blocks the production of a protein called c-fos, which helps control cell growth. This may kill cancer cells that need c-fos to grow. It is a type of antisense oligonucleotide. Also called antisense c-fos.