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View in Spanish: Ridaforolimus

Ridaforolimus (rih-duh-foh-ROH-lih-mus)
A substance being studied in the treatment of soft tissue and bone cancers. It is also being studied in the treatment of other solid tumors and hematologic cancer. Ridaforolimus stops cells from dividing and may cause cancer cells to die. It is a type of mTOR inhibitor. Also called AP23573.

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