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.
- amonafide dihydrochloride
The dihydrochloride salt of amonafide, an imide derivative of naphthalic acid. Amonafide intercalates into DNA and inhibits topoisomerase II, resulting in protein-associated strand breaks and impaired DNA and RNA synthesis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name: Quinamed Abbreviation: AMON
Code name: M-FA-142 Chemical structure: 1H-benz(de)isoquinoline-1,3(2H)-dione, 5-amino-2-(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl)