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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Flavopiridol

Flavopiridol (FLAH-voh-PIH-rih-dol)
A substance being studied in the treatment of several types of cancer. It stops cells from dividing and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitor. Also called alvocidib and HMR 1275.

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