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View in Spanish: FNT conjugado con oro coloidal

TNF-bound colloidal gold ( kuh-LOY-dul )
A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. TNF-bound colloidal gold is made in the laboratory by binding a cancer-killing protein called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) to the surface of very tiny particles of gold. These TNF-gold particles may kill cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. Also called Aurimmune and colloidal gold-bound tumor necrosis factor.

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