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Apo-2L (AY-poh …)
A cell protein that can attach to certain molecules in some cancer cells and may kill the cells. Apo-2L is being studied in the treatment of cancer. Also called TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand, TRAIL, and tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.