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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


bleomycin sulfate  listen  (blee-oh-MY-sin SUL-fayt)

  A drug that is used to treat many types of cancer and is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It comes from the bacterium Streptomyces verticillus. Bleomycin sulfate damages DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antineoplastic antibiotic. Also called Blenoxane.

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