NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,790 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.

bleomycin sulfate
(blee-oh-MY-sin SUL-fayt)
A drug that is used to treat many types of cancer and is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It comes from the bacterium Streptomyces verticillus. Bleomycin sulfate damages DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antineoplastic antibiotic. Also called Blenoxane.