NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,229 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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dacarbazine
(duh-KAR-buh-zeen)
A drug used to treat Hodgkin lymphoma that did not get better with other anticancer drugs. It is also used to treat melanoma that has spread to other parts of the body. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Dacarbazine damages the cell’s DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of alkylating agent.