NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,879 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (MYOO-tuh-MY-sin)
A drug used to treat advanced cancer of the stomach and pancreas that has not gotten better with other treatment. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Mutamycin comes from bacteria. It damages the cell’s DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of anticancer antibiotic. Also called mitomycin C and Mitozytrex.