NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,812 terms related to cancer and medicine.

Browse the dictionary by selecting a letter of the alphabet or by entering a cancer-related word or phrase in the search box.

thymidylate synthase inhibitor
(THY-mih-DIH-layt SIN-thays in-HIH-bih-ter)
A drug that blocks DNA synthesis and may prevent tumor cell growth. It is being studied as a treatment for cancer.