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Glossary: fenretinide, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

fenretinide

(fen-REH-tih-nide)

A substance being studied in the treatment and prevention of some types of cancer. Fenretinide may cause ceramide (a wax-like substance) to build up in tumor cells and kill them. It is a type of retinoid, which are substances related to vitamin A.

2007-02-12