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.

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 using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
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