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Faridak (FA-rih-dak)
A drug being studied in the treatment of cancer. It blocks enzymes needed for cells to grow and divide and may kill cancer cells. Faridak may also prevent the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. It is a type of histone deacetylase inhibitor and a type of antiangiogenesis agent. Also called LBH589 and panobinostat.

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