NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,848 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.

halofuginone hydrobromide
(HA-loh-FYOO-jih-none HY-droh-BROH-mide)
A substance that is being studied for its ability to slow the growth of connective tissue and to prevent the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. It is a type of quinazolinone alkaloid and a type of antiangiogenesis agent.