NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,990 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- listen (fen-REH-tih-nide)
- A substance being studied in the treatment and prevention of some types of cancer. Fenretinide may cause ceramide (a wax-like substance) to build up in tumor cells and kill them. It is a type of retinoid, which are substances related to vitamin A.