NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,804 terms related to cancer and medicine.

Browse the dictionary by selecting a letter of the alphabet or by entering a cancer-related word or phrase in the search box.

busulfan
(byoo-SUL-fan)
A drug used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). It is also used with other drugs to prepare patients with CML for a stem cell transplant. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Busulfan attaches to DNA in cells and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of alkylating agent. Also called Busulfex and Myleran.