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.

carbon nanoparticle-based formulation
A nanoparticle-based formulation containing carbon, with both a mean size of 150 nm, and potential use as a stain for lymph node draining. Upon injection of the carbon nanoparticles at the tumor site, these nanoparticles travel to regional lymph nodes and stain the lymph nodes black due to the presence of the carbon. This may allow for a more precise surgical removal of tumor-draining lymph nodes. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:carbon nanoparticles
Abbreviation:CNP