NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,222 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (AL-keh-ran)
A drug used to treat multiple myeloma. It is also used to treat ovarian epithelial cancer that cannot be removed by surgery. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Alkeran may kill cancer cells by damaging their DNA and stopping them from dividing. It is a type of alkylating agent. Also called melphalan.