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.

piroxantrone
An anthrapyrazole antineoplastic antibiotic. Piroxantrone intercalates into DNA and interacts with topoisomerase II, thereby inhibiting DNA replication and repair and RNA and protein synthesis. Although less cardiotoxic than doxorubicin, this agent exhibits a narrow spectrum of antineoplastic activity. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:oxanthrazole
oxantrazole
Piroxantrone HCl
Code names:CI-942
PD-111815
Chemical structure:Anthra(1,9-cd)pyrazol-6(2H)-one, 5-((3-aminopropyl)amino)-7,10-dihydroxy-2-(2-((2-hydroxyethyl)amino)ethyl)