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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



Onrigin  listen  (ON-rih-jin)

  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 Cloretazine and laromustine.