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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



etoposide phosphate  listen  (ee-toh-POH-side FOS-fayt)

  A drug used to treat testicular and small cell lung cancers. It is also being studied in the treatment of several other types of cancer. Etoposide phosphate blocks certain enzymes needed for cell division and DNA repair, and it may kill cancer cells. It is a type of podophyllotoxin derivative and a type of topoisomerase inhibitor. Also called Etopophos.

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