NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,879 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A drug used to treat bone pain caused by bone cancer and other cancers that have spread to the bone. It contains a radioactive substance called samarium SM 153. Quadramet collects in bone and gives off radiation that may kill cancer cells. It is a type of radiopharmaceutical. Also called samarium Sm 153 lexidronam pentasodium.