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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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A substance being studied in the treatment of advanced solid tumors and lymphomas. It blocks the growth of cells and may cause cancer cells to die. It is a type of uracil analog. Also called 1-(2’-deoxy-2’-fluoro-ß-D-arabinofuranosyl) uracil.

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