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.

dihydro-5-azacytidine
A synthetic nucleoside analogue of deoxycytidine. Dihydro-5-azacytidine inhibits DNA methyltransferase, thereby interfering with abnormal DNA methylation patterns that are associated with genetic instability in some tumor cells. Inhibition of this enzyme may restore expression of tumor-suppressor genes and result in antitumor activity. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Abbreviation:DHAC
Chemical structures:1,3,5-triazin-2(1H)-one, 4-amino-3, 6-dihydro-1-beta-D-ribofuranosyl monohydrochloride
5,6-dihydro-5-azacytidine HCl
5,6-dihydro-5-azacytidine hydrochloride