NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,916 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (THY-oh-GWAH-neen)
A drug used to
treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML). It is also being
studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.
Thioguanine stops cells from
making DNA and RNA and it may kill cancer cells. It is a
type of antimetabolite. Also called Tabloid.