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.

calusterone
A 17-alkylated orally active androgenic steroid. Calusterone may alter the metabolism of estradiol and reduce estrogen production. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:dimethyltestosterone
US brand name:Methosarb
Code name:U-22,550
Chemical structures:17 beta-OH-7 beta, 17 alpha-dimethyl-androst-4-ene-3-one
17-beta-hydroxy-7-beta, 17-dimethylandrost-4-ene-3-one
7 beta, 17 alpha-dimethyltestosterone
androst-4-en-3-one, 17.beta.-hydroxy-7.beta.,17-dimethyl- (8CI)
androst-4-en-3-one, 17-hydroxy-7,17-dimethyl-, (7.beta.17.beta.)- (9CI)
androst-4-en-3-one, 7.beta., 17.alpha.-dimethyl-17.beta.-hydroxy-