NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,913 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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belotecan hydrochloride
(BEH-loh-TEE-kun HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
A substance being studied in the treatment of small cell lung cancer and other types of cancer. It blocks certain enzymes needed for cell division and DNA repair, and it may kill cancer cells. It is a type of camptothecin analog and a type of topoisomerase inhibitor.