NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,322 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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azacitidine
(ay-zuh-SY-tih-deen)
A drug used to treat myelodysplastic syndromes. It is also being studied in the treatment of other conditions and types of cancer. Azacitidine stops cells from making DNA and may kill abnormal blood cells or cancer cells. It is a type of antimetabolite. Also called Vidaza.