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.
A synthetic analogue of the nitrogen mustard cyclophosphamide with antineoplastic activity. Ifosfamide alkylates and forms DNA crosslinks, thereby preventing DNA strand separation and DNA replication. This agent is a prodrug that must be activated through hydroxylation by hepatic microsomal enzymes. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand names: Cyfos
Foreign brand names: Holoxan
Code names: Asta Z-4942
Chemical structures: 2-oxo-N,3-bis-(2-chloroethyl) tetrahydro-2H-1,3,2-oxazaphosphorin- 2-amine