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View in Spanish: Factor de necrosis tumoral alfa dirigido a la vasculatura tumoral

Tumor vasculature–targeted tumor necrosis factor alpha (TOO-mer VAS-kyoo-luh-chur-TAR-geh-ted TOO-mer neh-KROH-sis FAK-ter AL-fuh)
A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer. It is made by linking tumor necrosis factor (TNF) to a peptide. The peptide binds to tumor blood vessels, and TNF damages them. It is a type of biological response modifier. Also called NGR-TNF.

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