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View in Spanish: PEG-interferón alfa-2a

PEG-interferon alfa-2a (peg-IN-ter-FEER-on AL-fuh )
A drug used to treat hepatitis C infections. It is also being studied in the treatment and prevention of cancer. It is a cytokine that is modified in the laboratory. It is a type of biological response modifier. Also called Pegasys.

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