NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,938 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer. It may kill cancer cells by blocking the production of a protein that makes cancer cells live longer and by making them more sensitive to anticancer drugs. It is a type of antisense oligodeoxyribonucleotide. Also called augmerosen, bcl-2 antisense oligodeoxynucleotide G3139, and oblimersen sodium.