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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



elacytarabine  listen  (EH-luh-sy-TAYR-uh-been)

  A drug used to treat advanced acute myeloid leukemia (AML). It is a form of the anticancer drug cytarabine that may work in patients with leukemia that is resistant to cytarabine. Elacytarabine blocks cell division and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antimetabolite. Also called CP-4055 and Elacyt.