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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: EM-1421

A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer. It blocks proteins needed for cancer growth. It is a type of transcriptional inhibitor. Also called tetra-O-methyl NDGA and tetra-O-methyl nordihydroguaiaretic acid.

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