NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,572 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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daunomycin hydrochloride
(DAW-noh-MY-sin HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
A drug used with other drugs to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Daunomycin hydrochloride blocks a certain enzyme needed for cell division and DNA repair, and it may kill cancer cells. It is a type of anthracycline antibiotic and a type of topoisomerase inhibitor. Also called Cerubidine and daunorubicin hydrochloride.