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View in Spanish: Ligando inductor de apoptosis relacionada con el factor de necrosis tumoral

Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TOO-mer neh-KROH-sis FAK-ter-reh-LAY-ted A-pop-TOH-sis-in-DOO-sing LIH-gun
A cell protein that can attach to certain molecules in some cancer cells and may kill the cells. Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand is being studied in the treatment of cancer. Also called Apo-2L, TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand, and TRAIL.

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