NCI Drug Dictionary
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.
- hexamethylene bisacetamide
A hybrid polar-planar compound with potential antineoplastic activity that induces terminal differentiation, inhibits cell growth, and causes apoptosis in several tumor cell lines. Its precise mechanism of action is unknown. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Abbreviation: HMBA Chemical structure:
- acetamide, N,N'-1, 6-hexanediylbis-
- acetamide, N,N'-hexamethylenebis-
- N, N'-diacetylhexamethylenediamine