NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,138 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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sirolimus
(sih-ROH-lih-mus)
A drug used to keep the body from rejecting organ and bone marrow transplants. Sirolimus blocks certain white blood cells that can reject foreign tissues and organs. It also blocks a protein that is involved in cell division. It is a type of antibiotic, a type of immunosuppressant, and a type of serine/threonine kinase inhibitor. Sirolimus was previously called rapamycin. Also called Rapamune.