NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,122 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- custirsen sodium
- listen (KUS-tir-sen SOH-dee-um)
- A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer. It blocks the production of a protein called clusterin, which helps cells live longer. This may kill cancer cells that need clusterin to grow. It may also make cells more sensitive to anticancer drugs. It is a type of antisense oligonucleotide, and a type of chemosensitizing agent. Also called OGX-011.