NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,158 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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fluoropyrimidine
(FLOOR-oh-py-RIH-mih-deen)
One of a group of substances used to treat cancer. A fluoropyrimidine is a type of antimetabolite. Examples are capecitabine, floxuridine, and fluorouracil (5-FU).