NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,188 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A substance being studied in the treatment of leukemias and lymphomas. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. TPA affects many cell actions and may cause tumor cells to die. It is a type of phorbol ester. Also called 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate and tetradecanoylphorbol acetate.