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View in Spanish: Masoprocol

Masoprocol (mah-SOH-proh-kole)
A drug put on the skin to treat growths caused by sun exposure. A form of masoprocol that is taken by mouth is being studied in the treatment of prostate cancer. Masoprocol is an antioxidant, and it may block certain enzymes needed for tumor growth. Also called Actinex, NDGA, and nordihydroguaiaretic acid.

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