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View in Spanish: Motexafin gadolinio

Motexafin gadolinium (moh-TEK-suh-fin GA-doh-LIH-nee-um)
A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer. It may make tumor cells more sensitive to radiation therapy, improve tumor images using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and kill cancer cells. It is a type of metalloporphyrin complex. Also called gadolinium texaphyrin.

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