NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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tazemetostat
(TA-zeh-MEH-toh-stat)
A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. Tazemetostat blocks certain enzymes involved in gene expression and cell division. In some types of cancer cells, these enzymes may be found at high levels or in a mutated (changed) form. Blocking these enzymes may help keep cancer cells from growing. Tazemetostat is a type of histone methyltransferase inhibitor and a type of targeted therapy.