NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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HMT inhibitor
(... in-HIH-bih-ter)
A substance that blocks certain enzymes involved in gene expression and cell division. These enzymes may be found in a mutated (changed) form or at high levels in some types of cancer cells. Blocking them may help keep cancer cells from growing. HMT inhibitors are being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. They are a type of targeted therapy. Also called histone methyltransferase inhibitor.