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 chloroethylnitrosourea derivative that inhibits proliferation and growth of tumor cells by alkylation and cross-linkage of DNA strands of tumor cells. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Foreign brand name:Cymer
Chemical structure:
  • alpha-D-glucopyranoside, methyl 6-((((2-chloroethyl)nitrosoamino)carbonyl)amino)-6-deoxy-
  • methyl 6-((((2-chloroethyl)nitrosoamino)carbonyl) amino)-6-deoxy-alpha-D-glucopyranoside
  • methyl 6-(3-(2-chloroethyl)-3-nitrosoiureido)-6-deoxy-alpha-D-glucopyranoside
  • methyl 6-(3-(2-chloroethyl)-3-nitrosoureido)-6-deoxy-alpha-D-glucopyranoside