NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,299 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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A drug used as a cream to treat actinic keratosis (a skin condition that may become cancer). It is also used as a cream to treat basal cell skin cancer that is superficial (not invasive) and cannot be treated with other therapy. Efudex stops cells from making DNA and may kill cancer cells. It contains the active ingredient fluorouracil. Efudex is a type of antimetabolite.