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Tipifarnib (tip-ee-FAR-nib)
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other types of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called farnesyltransferase inhibitors. Also called R115777 and Zarnestra.

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