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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


Cloretazine  listen  (klor-EH-tuh-zeen)

  A drug used to treat acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). It is also being studied in the treatment of several other types of cancer. It blocks cell growth by damaging the cell’s DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of alkylating agent. Also called laromustine and Onrigin.