NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,865 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- proteasome inhibitor
- listen (PROH-tee-uh-some in-HIH-bih-ter)
- A drug that blocks the action of proteasomes. A proteasome is a large protein complex that helps destroy other cellular proteins when they are no longer needed. Proteasome inhibitors are being studied in the treatment of cancer.