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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


liposomal vincristine sulfate  listen  (LY-poh-SOH-mul vin-KRIS-teen SUL-fayt)

  A form of the anticancer drug vincristine sulfate that is contained inside very tiny, fat-like particles. It may have fewer side effects and work better than vincristine. Liposomal vincristine sulfate is used to treat adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia that is Philadelphia chromosome negative and has come back or has not gotten better with other treatment. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It is a type of vinca alkaloid and a type of antimitotic agent. Also called Marqibo and vincristine sulfate liposome.