NCI Drug Dictionary

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The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

edotecarin
A synthetic indolocarbazole with antineoplastic activity. Edotecarin inhibits the enzyme topoisomerase I through stabilization of the DNA-enzyme complex and enhanced single-strand DNA cleavage, resulting in inhibition of DNA replication and decreased tumor cell proliferation. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:PHA-782615
Code name:J-107088
Chemical structure:6-N-(1-hydroxymethyla-2-hydroxy)ethylamino-12,13-dihydro-13-(beta-D-gluco pyranosyl)-5H-indolo[2,3-a]-pyrrolol[3,4-c]-carbazole-5,7(6H)-dione