- A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. Irofulven interferes with a cell's DNA and may block cancer cell growth. It is a type of alkylating agent. Also called 6-hydroxymethylacylfulvene.
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6-hydroxymethylacylfulvene — A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. 6 hydroxymethylacylfulvene interferes with a cell s DNA and may block cancer cell growth. It is a type of alkylating agent. Also called irofulven … English dictionary of cancer terms