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View in Spanish: Mesilato de talabostat

Talabostat mesylate (tal-AB-oh-stat MEH-zih-layt)
A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer, including certain types of lung, pancreas, and brain cancer. Talabostat mesylate may help the immune system block the growth of cancer cells. It may also increase the growth of new blood cells. It is a type of enzyme inhibitor. Also called PT-100 and talabostat.

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