NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,177 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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velafermin
(veh-luh-FER-min)
A substance that is being studied in the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis (sores in the mouth) in patients receiving high-dose chemotherapy. Velafermin belongs to the family of drugs called recombinant human fibroblast growth factors (rhFGF).