NCI Drug Dictionary

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The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

A semisynthetic derivative of the anthracycline antineoplastic antibiotic nogalamycin. Menogaril intercalates into DNA and interacts with topoisomerase II, thereby inhibiting DNA replication and repair and RNA and protein synthesis. This agent is less cardiotoxic than doxorubicin. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

US brand name:Menogarol
Code name:U-52047
Chemical structure:
  • [2R-(2alpha,3beta,4alpha,5beta,6alpha,11alpha,13alpha)]-4-(dimethylamino)-3,4,5,6,11,12,13,14-octahydro-3,5,8,10,13-pentahydroxy-11-methoxy-6,13-dimethyl-2,6-epoxy-2H-naphthaceno[1,2-b]oxocin-9,16-dione
  • 7-(R)-O-methylnogarol
  • 7-con-O-methylnogarol
  • 7-con-O-methylnorgarol